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German police arrest Russian man over fatal stabbings of 2 Ukrainians



Two Ukrainian men were stabbed to death in southern Germany, police said on Sunday, and a Russian man was arrested by authorities as a possible suspect in the killings.

The two Ukrainians, who were 23 and 36 years old and lived in the southern German county of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, were killed on the premises of a shopping centre in the village of Murnau in Upper Bavaria. Soon after the killings on Saturday evening, the police arrested a 57-year-old Russian on suspicion of murder, German news agency dpa reported.

The names of the victims and the suspect were not released in line with German privacy rules. The possible motive for the killings was not yet known, authorities said. It also was not clear if the three men knew each other.

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