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Russia: Children killed in shooting at school in Izhevsk

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Moscow, Sep 26: At least nine people were killed and another 20 wounded after shots were fired at a school in the central Russian city of Izhevsk on Monday, the country's interior ministry said.

"Today police received a message about a school shooting at school No. 88 in the city of Izhevsk... Currently steps are being taken to arrest the suspect," the ministry said on Telegram.

Russia: Children killed in shooting at school in Izhevsk

"There are victims among the children, there are wounded too," regional Governor Alexander Brechalov said.

Russia's Investigative Committee said that of the nine victims, five were school children, two were teachers and two were security guards.

"The body of the man who opened fire has now been found by police. According to reports, he committed suicide," the Udmurtia branch of the interior ministry said on Telegram.

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No further details about the perpetrator have been released.

The Russian news agency TASS reported that students and teachers had been evacuated.

Izhevsk, a city of 640,000 is the capital of the Udmurtia region, to the west of the Ural mountains, some 960 kilometers (596 miles) east of Moscow.

The school is located in the city center, close to the city's administration building, and has just under 1,000 students and 80 teachers, according to TASS.

Source: DW

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