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Gas station robbers kill two policemen in Kyiv during chase

Two police officers were killed and three were hospitalized with gunshot wounds in Kyiv on Sunday during the pursuit of two gunmen who had robbed a gas station, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has reported.

During the chase the suspects killed two policemen / Photo from vinnitsaok.com.ua
During the chase the suspects killed two policemen / Photo from vinnitsaok.com.ua

The incident happened in the Desnyanskiy district of the capital at 0130 on Sunday, according to Ukrainian television news broadcaster TSN.

"At night, two masked men robbed a gas station at gunpoint,” the Interior Ministry press service said in a statement.

“The attackers wounded a gas station employee in the arm and took UAH 800 (about $36) from the cash register. During a pursuit of the suspects, two employees of a special militia [police] regiment were killed, while three law enforcement officers are in a serious condition in hospital."

The press service of the Interior Ministry said that one of the armed robbers was detained.

A criminal case has been opened on the incident, and a search is now underway to detain the other suspect, the press service said.

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