Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6

2018-01-20 13:34
Armed police officers block an area around a school in Sosnovy Bor on the outskirts of Ulan-Ude, the regional capital of Buryatia, a region near the Russia-Mongolia border. (Anna Ogorodnik, AP)

Armed police officers block an area around a school in Sosnovy Bor on the outskirts of Ulan-Ude, the regional capital of Buryatia, a region near the Russia-Mongolia border. (Anna Ogorodnik, AP)

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Moscow – Russian officials say a teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and a teacher.

Russia's Investigative Committee said the ninth-grader entered a class during a lesson on Friday and attacked seventh-graders and their teacher. He ignited a firebomb in the class and tried to kill himself before being apprehended.

The attacker has been hospitalised and an official probe has been launched. His motives weren't immediately clear.

The attack happened in Sosnovy Bor on the outskirts of Ulan-Ude, the regional capital of Buryatia, a region near the Russia-Mongolia border.

It's the second attack on a school this week. Two teenagers stabbed children and their teacher with knives on Monday, wounding 15 people, and then attempted to kill each other but were detained.

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