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    Children Killed in Washington Were Adopted in Russia – Russian Ombudsman

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    Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said that the children killed in the United States had previously been adopted in Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two boys who were killed in the US state of Washington had been adopted in Russia, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said Saturday.

    "The worst fears have been confirmed – the children killed in the United States had previously been adopted in Russia," Astakhov said on Twitter.

    ​On Friday, an unknown man in the state of Washington called the police and reported that he had shot two children, a woman and another person. The man shot himself hours after police had arrived.

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