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The Russian defense ministry said two attackers opened fire at a military firing range near Ukraine, killing 11 and injuring 15.

India Today Web Desk

Kiev,UPDATED: Oct 16, 2022 06:53 IST

A view shows a car dealership office building destroyed in a Russian missile attack in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine (Image: Reuters/File)

By India Today Web Desk: At least 11 people were killed and 15 others injured after gunmen attacked a Russian military training ground on Saturday, Reuters reported, citing the defense ministry. The shooting took place during a live-fire exercise in the Belgorod region. The ministry called the incident a terrorist attack.

“During a firearms training session with individuals who voluntarily expressed a desire to participate in the special military operation (against Ukraine), the terrorists opened small arms fire on the personnel of the unit,” RIA quoted a statement from the Ministry of Defense as saying. .

The ministry said the two gunmen were nationals from a former Soviet republic and had been shot dead after the attack.

This is seen as another setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has suffered humiliating defeats. The Russian defense ministry said two attackers opened fire at a military firing range near Ukraine. They said the volunteers were from an unnamed ex-Soviet nation, AP reported.

The attackers opened fire on a group that had volunteered to participate in the war, the RIA news agency reported. After Putin ordered mobilization, it sparked anger across the country and also led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of Russians who did not want to participate in the war.

(With input from the agency)

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