A Russian national guard service member has died of his injuries in hospital after he and his colleague were attacked by unknown assailants on Friday.
Taking to Telegram on Saturday, Russia’s Investigative Committee revealed that a criminal probe had been launched into the assault.
“According to the information at hand, yesterday in the Sudzhansky district of Kursk region unknown individuals attacked Rosgvardia personnel,” the officials said. They also confirmed the death of one of the national guard soldiers.
The area where the assault took place is located some ten kilometers away from the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Earlier, several Russian Telegram channels specializing in news coverage had offered conflicting versions of events.