6 killed in deadly gun attack at Russian school

International Desk Published: 26 September 2022, 02:43 PM
6 killed in deadly gun attack at Russian school
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A gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least six people and injuring twenty, Russian officials say.

Victims include pupils and a security a guard at the school in the city of Izhevsk, according to Russian media.

The incident took place at school number 88, which has almost 1,000 pupils and some 80 teachers.

The gunman has reportedly killed himself and the motive is unclear. Emergency officials are at the scene.

The school is in the centre of Izhevsk, a city of about 650,000 residents, close to central government buildings.

Teachers and pupils have been evacuated.

The gunman was reportedly armed with two pistols, according to a state MP quoted by the Tass news agency.

Source: BBC