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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Designer of AK47 Mikhail Kalashnikov dies aged 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died today aged 94, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reported.

Kalshnikov, who was in his 20s when he created the AK-47 just after World War Two, died in his home city of Izhevsk, near the Ural Mountains, where his gun is still made, the agency cited a spokesman for the province's president as saying.

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