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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gunmen Kill 2 In Crimea Clash

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Two people were killed and five wounded in the capital of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula on Wednesday in what local police said was a clash of organized crime elements.

Three masked gunmen stormed an insurance company office in the center of Simferopol in mid-morning, throwing hand grenades and firing machine guns, police said.

A security guard and a woman passerby were killed on the spot and a police officer and two people in the office were wounded.