Blast at Russian ammunition depot kills six

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 24, 2011 11:56 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An explosion that ripped through an ammunition storage depot in southern Russia killed six soldiers and injured 12, Interfax reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed local law enforcement source.

The explosion occurred during the detonation and disposal of the old ammunition, the source said.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove, editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)