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Grenade blast kills three Russian soldiers at military facility in Belgorod region near Ukraine

An explosion near Mariupol, Ukraine on May 6, 2022 sends a Russian tank turret flying. (Screenshot)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

A Russian soldier on January 14 detonated a grenade and ignited a fire at a military facility in the Belgorod region near the Ukrainian border, killing at least three soldiers, state media and other news agencies reported. Sixteen soldiers were injured and eight others were missing as of late January 15. Online journal Baza said the blast occurred at a cultural house repurposed to house mobilized soldiers. Russian state media said the blast was an accident, although the claim could not be verified.