Mass shooting at Russian military training ground leaves 11 Russian army soldiers dead, 15 wounded
Russian mass media reported that fire was opened in the Belgorod Oblast at a training ground for mobilized (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
Eleven Russian army soldiers were killed and another 15 wounded in a mass shooting at a military base in Belgorod Oblast late on Oct. 15, Russian news outlet RIA Novosti has reported, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The shooting occurred at a training ground of the Western Military District in Belgorod Oblast, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
Two citizens of a CIS country (Commonwealth of Independent States, a regional grouping of former Soviet republics) carried out the shooting, the ministry said.
The ministry said 11 people were killed, 15 were injured as a result of the “terrorist attack.”
"Two terrorists at the training ground of the Western Military District were killed by return fire, law enforcement agencies are working at the site of the terrorist attack," the ministry said.
It is not clear if the two suspected shooters were included in the number of dead.
According to the Russian news agency Interfax, the incident occurred during shooting training with “volunteers” who were to go to fight against Ukraine.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up during a “partial mobilization” in Russia.
The CIS includes former Soviet republics, apart from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Georgia. Turkmenistan is not a formal member of the grouping but participates in its activities.
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