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Prosecutors in Russia's Chelyabinsk Call Camp Shooting 'Military Training'

The prosecutor's office in Russia's Chelyabinsk region called a recent air pistol shooting at a summer camp an attempt to teach “basic military training,” the Slon news website reported Monday.

Two drunk employees from the Snezhinsk city education department fired air pistols at the Orlyonok camp on June 2. Prosecutors told the TASS news agency that the education officials had “misconceptions about the organization of training camps for minors.”

No one was harmed during the incident, but the officials were charged with hooliganism. The Chelyabinsk prosecutor’s office recommended that disciplinary action be taken, TASS reported Monday.

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