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Russian Pensioner Throws Grenade to Settle Explosive Argument

A 60-year Russian pensioner threw a grenade-like explosive device at his attackers.

Age is no guarantee of maturity — this weekend a 60-year Russian pensioner got his own at a group of four men he disagreed with by throwing a grenade at them.

A criminal investigation has been opened into Sunday's incident, after the four men, including the attacker, were hospitalized as a result of the grenade blast while another was treated for shock, a police report said.

The men, who were loitering outside a residential flat, became embroiled in a dispute with the pensioner that resulted in him throwing a grenade-like explosive device their way, a spokesman for the Orenburg Investigative Committee was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

Following the attack, police raided the pensioner's apartment where they discovered more ammunition.

The pensioner — who could have a military background — is now facing a charge of the attempted murder of two or more people.

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