11 Die In Shooting At Russian Military Site After 2 Ex Soviet State Citizens Open Fire

A “terrorist” attack on a Russian military training site left at least 11 dead and 15 wounded.(File)


A “terrorist” attack on a Russian military training ground in the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine left at least 11 dead and 15 wounded, Russian news agencies said Saturday, citing the defence ministry.

Two citizens from former a Soviet state opened fire during training and “both were killed in retaliatory fire”, the ministry said in a statement quoted by state-run news agencies.

“On October 15, two citizens of a CIS country committed an act of terror at training range of the Western military district in the Belgorod region,” the defence ministry was quoted as saying.

The CIS, or Commonwealth of Independent States, was formed between republics that were part of the Soviet Union.

The ministry said the attack had taken place during a training session for volunteers for the special military operation in Ukraine.

“As a result, 11 people were fatally wounded. Another 15 people suffered injuries of varying gravity and were taken to medical facilities,” news agencies said.

More than 200,000 people were conscripted into the Russian armed forces since the announcement of partial mobilisation on September 21.

The draft announcement sparked protests and several attacks on recruitment offices.

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