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Russian teen attacks students with axe, sets classroom ablaze, injures 6

REUTERS
Published : Jan 20, 2018, 10:05 am IST
Updated : Jan 20, 2018, 10:05 am IST

Russia’s Investigative Committee said the attacker was detained and was now hospitalised after a suicide attempt.

According to investigative committee, five students and one teacher were injured in the attack.(Photo: AP)
 According to investigative committee, five students and one teacher were injured in the attack.(Photo: AP)

Moscow: A Russian teenager attacked a group of younger students with an axe, injuring six people, before setting his school on fire, investigators said on Friday. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the attacker, a ninth-grader, attacked a group of seventh-grade students with an axe at a school just outside the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude, then set the room ablaze.

Five students and one teacher were injured in the attack, the committee said.

The attacker was detained and was now hospitalised after a suicide attempt, the committee said.

Earlier this week, investigators opened a criminal case into a knife attack that injured 15 people at a school in the city of Perm. The case was initially reported as an assault by two masked men, but authorities later said it grew out of a knife fight between two students.

Tags: teen attacks student, ulan-ude, students injured, knife fight
Location: Russian Federation, Moscow (City), Moscow