Russia faculty taking pictures: At the least 8 killed in assault, reviews say


At the least eight folks have been killed and 21 have been injured Tuesday in a taking pictures at a college in southwest Russia, in line with reviews. 

Native media reported that a number of unidentified attackers opened fireplace on the faculty within the Russian metropolis of Kazan.

Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic, stated 4 boys and three women — all eighth-grade college students — died within the assault. Minnikhanov’s press service later added {that a} trainer was additionally killed.

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“The terrorist has been arrested, (he’s) 19 years previous. A firearm is registered in his identify. Different accomplices have not been established, an investigation is underway,” Minnikhanov stated after visiting the varsity on Tuesday.

Earlier, Russia’s state RIA Novosti information company reported that 11 folks have been killed within the taking pictures, citing native emergency officers.

Officers by the Russian faculty the place two attackers reportedly opened fireplace on Could 11, 2021. (Picture by Yegor AleyevTASS through Getty Photographs)

At the least 21 folks have been hospitalized after the taking pictures, together with 18 youngsters, in line with Tatarstan well being officers. They added that six of the kids hospitalized have been in intensive care.

Movies posted on social media appeared to indicate folks leaping out of home windows to apparently escape the taking pictures. 

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Footage additionally confirmed dozens of ambulances lined up in entrance of the doorway to the varsity.

College shootings in Russia are slightly uncommon. Nevertheless, in recent times there have been a number of violent assaults on colleges, largely carried out by college students.

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Kazan is a metropolis situated on the banks of the Volga and Kazanka rivers in southwest Russia. 

The Related Press contributed to this report

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