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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Grenade Kills Man

MOSCOW -- A grenade accidentally exploded in a marketplace in southern Russia, killing one man, Itar-Tass reported Thursday.

Police said the victim was carrying the grenade in a bag when it went off by mistake at the marketplace Wednesday, the news agency reported.

The market in Stavropol was nearly empty at the time, Itar-Tass said.

It was unknown why the man was carrying the grenade through the market.

Stavropol, which borders Chechnya, is full of weapons and has been the site of periodic violence in recent months.