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    Moscow Condemns Fatal Tel Aviv Shooting

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    Russia condemns the Tel Aviv lethal shooting as a crime against civilians, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia condemns the lethal shooting in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv as a crime against civilians that undermines efforts at reaching a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

    Earlier in the day, two gunmen opened fire near the popular Sarona market in Tel Aviv, located outside the buildings of the Defense Ministry and the Israeli Army General Staff. The attackers injured nine people, four of them died later at the hospital.

    "Moscow strongly and unequivocally condemns the criminal act in Tel Aviv, as well as any terrorist acts that result in civilian suffering. There can be no justification for such terrorist acts, which seriously complicate the already complex situation in the region and undermine efforts at reaching a just and lasting settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," the ministry said in a statement.

    The Israeli police have reportedly detained the two shooters shortly after the attack.

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