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    Man sets off grenade in his hands in Azerbaijani capital

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    BAKU, December 31 (RIA Novosti) - A man killed himself and wounded another after setting off a grenade in his hands in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, local ANS television channel reported.

    The man, who blew himself up, was identified as 46-year-old Rasim Aliyev and the other, who was wounded in his leg, is police officer Ruslan Demirchiyev.

    According to Demirchiyev, he spotted a suspiciously behaving man wearing a black mask, later identified as Aliyev, and began following him. As he approached closer he saw that the man was carrying a gun. Demirchieyv immediately began calling for a backup from his colleagues, when an explosion followed.

    Police launched an investigation into the incident.

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