Russia denies diplomat killed robber in Rio Olympic zone

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Security concerns ahead of Olympics
01:48 - Source: CNN

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Brazil state-run news agency said Russian diplomat killed robber in Rio

Reported shooting happened in Olympics zone as games set to begin

CNN  — 

The Russian Embassy in Brazil denied Friday that one of its diplomats was involved in a fatal shooting of a robber in Rio de Janeiro as the Olympic Games are set to begin.

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Thursday’s reported shooting is just the latest security woe for Rio as it readies for Friday’s opening of the games.