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"A handgun that had been forcefully taken by one of the fugitives from the National Guard officer during escape, was recovered,” reads the report.

The special operation aimed at detaining the rest of the fugitives is continuing. Police helicopters have been involved in the search.

As UNIAN reported earlier, this morning, six convicts escaped during routine prisoner escort in Khmelnitsky region at the Skybneve train station