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Tuesday, 24 December 2013 - 10:29
Video: AK47 assault rifle designer Kalashnikov dies at 94
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The inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94.

The automatic rifle he designed became one of the world's most familiar and widely used weapons.

Its comparative simplicity made it cheap to manufacture, as well as reliable and easy to maintain.

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