July 22, 2016 / 8:17 PM / a year ago

Russian serviceman killed by self-detonating bomb in Syria: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian serviceman has been killed in Syria by a self-detonating bomb, the TASS news agency reported on Friday, citing the Russian defense ministry.

The ministry said in a statement cited by TASS that the serviceman had been killed near Aleppo when a bomb exploded near a convoy, bringing food and water for local inhabitants, that was being escorted by the Russian military.

Reporting By Jason Bush; Editing by Chris Reese

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