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Russia school shooting: Children and teacher killed in Kazan



Seven children and a teacher have been killed in a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, officials say.

 

More than 20 others, mostly children, were reportedly wounded. A 19-year-old suspect was detained.

 

The attack happened 820km (510 miles) east of Moscow, in the mainly Muslim republic of Tatarstan.

 

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin spoke of "great sorrow", while Tatarstan's leader Rustam Minnikhanov described the attack as a "major tragedy".

 

"We are deeply saddened that this has happened," he said.

 

Responding to the shooting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would review the country's gun control laws.

 

 

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