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    The explosion occurred in one of the shops in the center of the capital of Moldova, killing two people, police told RIA Novosti.

    "Chisinau police inform that a few minutes ago, there was an explosion in a grocery store on Alexei Matejevic Street in Chisinau, as a result of which two people were killed. Police have arrived at the scene," the police press service said.

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    The center of Chisinau has been cordoned off.

    "Rescuers and law enforcement agencies are on the scene. According to preliminary information, the buyer blew up a grenade at the entrance to the store," the police press center said.

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