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Two Russian Soldiers Dead After Explosion During Military Drill

Dmitry Rogulin / TASS

A Russian officer and contract soldier have died in a blast at an ammunition disposal drill in Siberia.

The Russian Defense Ministry said five others were injured in the explosion during the military drill in a field in the Zabaiksalsky region but were expected to recover, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.

A military commission has been dispatched to the Tsugol firing range to establish the causes of the incident.

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