MOSCOW Russia’s Federal Stability Services stated on Friday that a gunman had burst into one of its regional offices in the considerably east of the state and opened fire, killing one of its employees and a visitor.
The incident happened at an FSB place of work in the Khabarovsk location, which is close to China, and a further visitor was wounded in the assault. The FSB, the successor organization to the Soviet KGB, stated the attacker had been killed.
“An not known man or woman entered the reception of the FSB’s Khabarovsk regional branch and started out taking pictures at people within,” the FSB stated in a assertion.
The FSB stated the gunman was a neighborhood resident, born in 1999, who belonged to an unnamed nationalist group, the TASS information agency noted, citing an FSB formal.
The visitor who was killed and the one who was wounded were being from former Soviet states outdoors Russia, in accordance to the security services.
Russia was this thirty day period shaken by a suicide bombing of the St Petersburg metro, which killed 16 people. The suspected suicide bomber and his alleged accomplices were being from Central Asia, one thing legal rights group feared might provoke a backlash.
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova Editing by Andrew Osborn)