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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Petersburg Cops Shot

ST. PETERSBURG -- Two police officers were shot to death at a cafe in the Leningrad region Monday.

Officers Alexander Nilov, 34, and Vladimir Semyonov, 44, received an alarm signal from Alaska Cafe in Dibuny, a small town about 15 kilometers to St. Petersburg's north, early in the morning, Itar-tass reported.

According to the police reports cited by the agency, the two men were shot to death immediately upon their arrival. The assassins remain unknown.