8 dead, 2 injured as soldier opens fire at military base in Russia's far east
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  • 16:40 25 October 2019

8 dead, 2 injured as soldier opens fire at military base in Russia's far east

Eight people died, and two sustained injuries as a soldier opened fire at his fellow servicemen at a military base in the Zabaykalsky region in Russia's the Far East, the Russian Defence Ministry reported, ONA reports.

The ministry added that the shooter was detained. The wounded have been taken to hospital, and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, it added.

Ministry of Defence investigators headed by Deputy Defence Minister General Colonel Andrey Kartapolov are already on their way to the scene.

Faig Mahmudov

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