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Kharkiv police have revealed an arms cache, the largest over the recent years, which apparently had been set up by one of the men involved in a recent shootout, who later blew himself up with a hand grenade amid police pursuit.

"The police identified the attacker, who turned out to be a 47-year-old resident of the town of Horlivka in Donetsk region [beyond Ukraine government control], who was previously convicted for "premeditated murder of two or more persons" and illegal firearm possession," Kharkiv police said in a statement Oct 29.

During a warranted search at the perpetrator's place of residence and his summer cabin, law enforcers found and seized 13 cellphones, two laptops, IDs, as well as a quite impressive arms arsenal.

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In particular, the man had stocked up on 130 grenades for underbarrel launchers, five TNT explosives, seven MANPADs, electric detonators, six RPO-A Shmel man-portable flamethrowers, fragments of small arms, automatic weapons, rifles, pistols, and a large number of cartridges of various calibers.

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"The seized arsenal was sent for examination to verify possible involvement in other high-profile crimes across Kharkiv region," the police said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Friday, October 25, a bloody shootout that unfolded in broad daylight at a parking lot of one of the shopping centers in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, left one person involved dead and another one – wounded. Later, one of the men who took part in the shooting blew himself up with a grenade.