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Russian soldier kills 8 colleagues at military base in Siberia

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 October 2019, 9:19 IST
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Eight Russian soldiers were killed and two others sustained injuries in an apparent mass shooting incident at a military base in Siberia on Friday, as per the country's Defence Ministry.

The incident occurred at around 6:20 pm (local time) when a soldier allegedly opened fire on his colleagues at a military garrison near the city of Chita. A suspect in the case, Private Ramil Shamsutdinov has been detained, reported CNN.

The two injured in the incident were taken to the hospital for treatment, the Defence Ministry said in a statement, adding that their condition is not life-threatening.

A criminal investigation into the matter has been initiated.

-ANI

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First published: 26 October 2019, 9:19 IST
 
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