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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Man-Eating Tiger Shot

MOSCOW -- A government-sponsored hunting team shot and killed a tiger that was blamed for the deaths of two people earlier this month in the Far East, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The tiger mauled and ate one man Dec. 3 and killed a second man Dec. 15 in the northern Primorye region, an area along Russia's southeast coast. Following the second death, authorities formed a team of hunters to track down the tiger.

The team found and shot the tiger on Monday, Interfax reported.