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Police officers stand at the crime scene, as a tent covers a park bench on which former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious after they had been exposed to an unknown substance, in Salisbury, Britain.(Reuters File Photo)

Britain says it knows more about mystery substance behind illness of Russian double agent

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Salisbury
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Sergei Skripal, once a colonel in Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, and his daughter were found slumped unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in the southern English city of Salisbury .
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Sergei Skripal, a former colonel of Russia's GRU military intelligence service, looks on inside the defendants' cage as he attends a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia August 9, 2006.(REUTERS FILE)
Sergei Skripal, a former colonel of Russia's GRU military intelligence service, looks on inside the defendants' cage as he attends a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia August 9, 2006.(REUTERS FILE)

Britain’s top ministers to meet on mysterious illness of Russian double agent

By Reuters | Reuters, Salisbury
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Counter-terrorism police are now leading the investigation and Britain’s military research laboratory at Porton Down is trying to identify the substance which caused Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter to fall ill.
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