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    MURMANSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Five servicemen received minor injuries in an explosion of simulated ammunition at a military base in Russia's northwestern Murmansk Region, a regional emergency service source stated.

    "Five servicemen received minor injuries as a result of a violation of safety requirements and the subsequent explosion of a simulated ammunition round during scheduled exercises at a military base in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk Region", the source said.

    The information about the incident was later confirmed by the Northern Fleet.

    Military exercises in Leningrad Region
    © Sputnik / Pavel Gerasimov
    Military exercises in Leningrad Region
    "On 4 March, five contract servicemen sustained insignificant injuries during planned combat training exercises at a military range in the Murmansk Region as a result of a blatant violation of safety requirements that led to a sudden explosion of a low-powered ammunition round", the fleet's press service said.

    All the injured servicemen have been taken to hospitals, according to the Northern Fleet.

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