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Russia says foiled Crimea ‘terrorist attacks’ by Kiev

By AFP 10 August 2016

Russia's security service on Wednesday said it had thwarted "terrorist attacks" in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back an armed assault by Kiev's forces.

The FSB said in a statement that one of its agents was killed in armed clashes while arresting “terrorists” on the night of August 6-7 while a Russian soldier was killed in clashes with “sabotage-terrorist” groups sent by the Ukrainian defence ministry on August 8.

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