Eleven dead in shooting at Russian school

Written By: BBC

School No 175 in Kazan where the attack happened

Children and a teacher have been killed by gunfire at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, officials say.

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Two people reportedly opened fire and a 19-year-old man has been detained.

The attack happened some 820km (510 miles) east of Moscow.

An explosion was heard and reports said the second attacker was killed on the fourth floor of the building.

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Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov told reporters outside the school that it was a disaster and that 12 children and four adults were being treated in hospital.
“The terrorist has been arrested. He’s 19. He’s a registered firearm owner,” he said.
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