Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of AK-47, dies at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the former Red Army sergeant behind one of the world`s most omnipresent weapons — the AK-47 and its variants and copies, used by national armies, terrorists, drug gangs, bank robbers, revolutionaries and jihadists, died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Izhevsk, Russia. He was 94.

Dec 24, 2013, 20:38 PM IST