5 Russian soldiers die in munitions blast

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Posted: May 02, 2012 1:27 PM
5 Russian soldiers die in munitions blast

Russia's Defense Ministry says five soldiers have been killed and three wounded when munitions they were loading onto a vehicle exploded.

A ministry statement says the explosion occurred Wednesday at a firing range in Mulino, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) east of Moscow.

It did not specify the type of munitions involved.