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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tank Blast Kills 3

Three soldiers were killed Thursday when an ammunition round exploded in a T-72 army tank during early morning maneuvers in the republic of Buryatia, RIA-Novosti reported.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were unclear, and the names of the victims were not released. Vladimir Chirkin, chief of the Siberian Military District, is personally heading the investigation, Chirkin’s spokesman told Interfax.