Soldier killed in ammunition explosion in Russian shooting range

One soldier was killed and four other servicemen were injured on Friday after ammunition went off at a shooting range in Russia’s Sverdlovsk Region, TASS news agency reported Saturday.

The soldiers, acting in violation of safety rules, lighted a campfire that caused the explosion, TASS said, quoting the press service of Russia’s Central Military District.

The wounded servicemen were promptly taken to the garrison’s hospital.

A criminal case has been initiated for breaching the rules of handling ammunition.