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Blast at Ammo Dump Kills 6

An explosion ripped through an ammunition disposal site in central Russia on Wednesday, killing six soldiers and injuring four, RIA-Novosti reported, citing an unidentified law enforcement official.

The blast rocked the Mulino facility, some 360 kilometers east of Moscow, when an expired ammunition round detonated while being carried by a group of soldiers.

Explosions at ammunition dumps have plagued the army, whose critics often accuse it of negligence or lax compliance with regulations.

A fire in June at an arms depot east of Moscow killed two people and injured more than 40. A blast at an ammunition depot in August killed six soldiers and injured 12.

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