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    More than 6,000 military personnel took part in counter-terrorism exercises in Russian Eastern Military District.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 6,000 military personnel and about 1,000 units of equipment took part in counter-terrorism exercises in Russian Eastern Military District, district spokesman Alexander Gordeev said Tuesday.

    "Large-scale exercises with counter-terrorism units were held in all Eastern Military District garrisons. The drills involved more than 6,000 district's servicemen and about 1,000 units of military and special equipment, including modern BTR-82A armored personnel carriers and Tigr armored vehicles," Gordeev said.

    According to Gordeev, the military personnel conducted combat training tasks to improve skills in eliminating conventional terrorists.

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