Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, is dead at the age of 94 after a month in hospital for unspecified health problems. Of the widespread use of his invention he said: "I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence."

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