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Police and paramedics work at the scene of a shooting at school No. 88 in Izhevsk, Russia

13 Killed, 21 Injured as Gunman Wearing ‘Nazi Symbols’ Opens Fire at Russian School

A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia Monday, September 26, killing 13 people, including seven children, and wounding 21 others.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said the shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region. It identified the wounded as 14 children and seven adults.

The governor of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov, said in a video statement that the gunman shot himself.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the shooting as “a terrorist act” and said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has given all the necessary orders to the relevant authorities.

“President Putin deeply mourns deaths of people and children in the school, where a terrorist act took place,” Peskov told reporters on Monday. (TOI / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you protect Jewish children in Russia and around the world from anti-semitic and neo-nazi organizations and that their evil plans will not succeed.”