Tashkent, 27 September 2022 (TDI):  President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin over the loss of precious lives as a result of the firing at a Russian school.

The brutal incident took place on 26th September 2022 in the Russian city of Izhevsk. Izhevsk is a city of about 630,000 citizens and the regional capital of Russia’s Udmurt Republic. It is located around 1000 Km east of Moscow.

The Russian School Incident

A gunman opened fire at school no.88 in Izhevsk, Russia. According to the statistics provided by Russian officials and Russia’s Investigation committee, about 17 were killed, and 24 people are injured.

The resources confirmed the causalities of 11 children and four adults. The adults include two faculty members and two security guards. Twenty-two children were reported to be injured in the attack. Further investigation of the matter is ongoing.

Videos of incidents are available on social and digital platforms. The clips show a situation of panic inside the school’s building at the time of the cruel act. The innocent children and the staff were running along the corridors to save their lives. Children seemed to be crawling under the desks in an effort to save their lives.

The Governor of the Region, Alexander Brechalov spoke in a video statement outside of the school. He briefed about the causalities and injured people. The head has declared the mourning period in the region to last until 29th September. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin strictly condemned the brutal act and stated it as an ‘inhuman terrorist attack’.

The authorities identified the attacker as ‘Artem Kazantsev’ who was a young man 34 years old. The attacker was wearing a black shirt with a particular symbol that created clues and signals for investigation officers to reach any conclusion. He graduated from the school. After the shooting, they found the attacker dead too. 

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