School shooting in Russia's southwestern city of Kazan has left at least 11 people dead

School shooting in Russia's southwestern city of Kazan has left at least 11 people dead

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A school shooting in Russia’s southwestern city of Kazan has left at least 11 people dead, most of them children, Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported on Tuesday, citing local emergency services.


Russian media said at least eight children were among those killed.


According to the Interfax news agency, two gunmen opened fire in the school, and one of them – a 17-year-old – was later apprehended.


The other attacker was killed, Russia’s Tass news agency reported.


Local officials said some children were evacuated from the school but others still remained in the building.


Authorities said additional security measures have been put into place in all schools in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan region, which is roughly 700 kilometres (430 miles) east of Moscow.


School shootings are relatively rare in Russia but there have been several violent attacks on schools in recent years, mostly carried out by students.


SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES


                                     
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