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.