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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

244 Police Killed in '98

MOSCOW -- Russian police have seen 244 of their number killed and 442 wounded while on duty this year, Itar-Tass said, citing data released at an Interior Ministry meeting.

Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin called the toll "a shame for the department,'' Itar-Tass said Wednesday. He said that about 3,000 police officers who worked under the aegis of his ministry had been killed over the past eight years.