Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow servicemen

Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow servicemen

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Russian serviceman has shot dead eight fellow soldiers and injured at least two more on a military base in the country's Far East, officials say, according to the BBC.

They say the soldier - who has been detained - might have been suffering from mental health problems.

The shooting happened in the village of Gorny, not far from the city of Chita, on Friday, October 25 evening.

The soldier - whose name has not been released - was guarding the base at the time. He is believed to be a conscript.

A special commission led by Deputy Defence Minister Andrey Kartapolov is flying to the region to investigate the shooting.

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