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Three Slovak border guards shot

Slovak border police on the frontier with Ukraine yesterday detained a Russian-speaking foreigner who had aroused the suspicions of locals, but failed to disarm him. From the back seat of a police car the man shot two of the soldiers in the back of the head, and the man in the seat beside him in the neck. He then dragged the bodies out of the car and fled in the police vehicle. He was himself shot and killed half an hour later by border police. Only one of the three original border guards survived, and he is expected to be able to give evidence tomorrow. Slovakia’s border with Ukraine, long a favourite of people smugglers for its light patrols, has recently caused concern among European Union member states.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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