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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fire Linked to Short Circuit

A weekend fire at a Tambov military base that killed five soldiers was caused by a short circuit, Itar-Tass reported Monday.

The fire on Sunday ravaged a building housing the local office of the General Staff’s Main Intelligence ­Directorate, where classified documents were kept, RIA-Novosti reported.

It remained unclear Monday whether any sensitive papers were lost in the fire.

(MT)