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Moscow Region Traffic Police Attacked

Authorities in Moscow say two unidentified men armed with guns and axes attacked a police post outside of Moscow.

One of the attackers was killed in the August 17 incident and the second was wounded, a spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee told Interfax.

TASS reported that two traffic-police officers were injured in the attack.

According to preliminary information, the violence began when the police stopped the vehicle for a routine documents check.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS