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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

nThieves Kill 2 Officers

MOSCOW -- Unidentified gunmen stole a Mercedes at a gas station outside Moscow and then shot and killed two police officers during a highway chase, authorities said. The attackers took the Mercedes in the town of Kolomna on Sunday night by threatening to use force against the television anchorwoman who owned it, police were quoted by Itar-Tass as saying Monday.

Half an hour later, two officers who were sent after the criminals in a special operation were fatally shot, police said. An investigation was under way.