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Russia probes Moscow synagogue assault

Russia's interior ministry on Sunday said it had opened a criminal probe after an intruder shot a security guard at a Moscow synagogue with an air pistol. Police said a 40-year-old man was arrested Saturday evening after the incident at the central Moscow synagogue, which left the guard needing hospital treatment. State-run TASS news agency cited a law enforcement source as saying that the man had tried to force his way into the synagogue with a can of petrol.
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