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An ammunition dump at a Russian military base exploded on Monday, setting off fires that injured a handful of people, Russian media reported. The blast occurred in Achinsk, a military town in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region. “The explosion went off in an ammunition depot, evacuation is being carried out,” a source with the emergency services in the area told the state-run news agency Tass. “Two sites are on fire,” the source added. “In total, there are about 40 thousand artillery shells of a 125 and 152-mm caliber there.” The Russian defense ministry said the facility contained “gunpowder charges for artillery shells,”…

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