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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Army Colonel Kills Self

MOSCOW -- An army colonel was found dead in his apartment in northwest Russia with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an official said Wednesday.

The military prosecutor for the Yaroslavl region, Yury Rachinsky, said the death of Colonel Alexander Veretin was "certainly a suicide," Itar-Tass reported.

Veretin commanded an army unit in the city of Yaroslavl, about 240 kilometers northeast of Moscow, Itar-Tass said. Rachinsky did not say when Veretin's body was found or when he was believed to have died.