October 25, 2019 / 12:36 PM / 21 days ago

Russian conscript who shot eight soldiers has been detained - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian conscript was detained on Friday after he shot dead eight soldiers and wounded two more at a military base in Russia’s Far East, the Interfax news agency cited the defence ministry as saying.

The conscript turned his gun on his fellow soldiers after having a nervous breakdown, the ministry was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by David Clarke

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