Russian Soldier Shoots, Kills 8 Colleagues at Military Base in Transbaikal Region

Deputy Defence Minister Forms Commission to Investigate Shooting


A Russian soldier has been arrested after he shot and killed eight colleagues in a military base in the Transbaikal region located in the country’s Far East.

According to a report by Russia’s Investigative Committee, the incident happened on Friday at about 18:15 local time (11:15 GMT), in the military unit No. 54160 in the village of Gorny near the city of Chita.

Private Ramil Shamsutdinov shot and killed two officers and six fellow servicemen during a change of guard at the base. Two other people were seriously wounded.

Shamsutdinov, who has since been detained, is believed to be suffering from mental health problems.

Deputy Defence Minister Andrey Kartapolov has formed a special commission to probe the shooting.

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