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    A man wearing an explosive device tried to rob the currency exchange, but ended up blowing himself up. No one else was injured.

    MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) – An unknown man blew himself up trying to rob a currency exchange office Saturday in the city of Kherson, Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

    “At about 11:10 a.m., an unknown man, between the ages of 25-30, walked into the currency exchange building, located in the city center. The man had an explosive device attached to his body, which was activated using an unknown method,” an official statement said.

    As a result of the explosion, the man died at the scene. Nobody else was injured. Police found another explosive device near the building and later diffused it. Police are currently investigating the case.

    Ukraine is experiencing an acute shortage of foreign currency. People can hardly buy any foreign currency in the country. Even Valeria Gontareva, the chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, could not get foreign currency in the Kiev branch of Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, a correspondent of RIA Novosti said.

     

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