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Two Dead After Attack On Police Station Near Moscow

Two men armed with axes were killed after attacking a traffic police station outside of Moscow.

Officials said two police officers at the station were seriously wounded in the August 17 incident.

The two attackers -- one of whom managed to get a pistol from a policeman -- were killed.

One was killed at the scene while the second attacker escaped but was later killed by security forces in a shoot-out.

The attack occurred in the Balashikha township 20 kilometers east of Moscow.

Police said the armed men were natives of Central Asia but refused to identify them or say which countries they were from.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax