AT LEAST 11 people have died and more than a dozen injured after two Russian soldiers went on a rampage this evening at an army training base near the Ukrainian border.
Troops opened fire on comrades at the Western Military District training ground in the southern Belgorod region.
Up to 15 people were injured in the shooting described as a “terrorist attack” by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The ministry announced that two volunteers from an unnamed former Soviet nation shot recruits during gunnery training.
Both men were killed by return fire in Saturday’s bloody shooting which reportedly took place at 10am.
The 11 victims are “volunteers from the Bryansk region”, according to the media.
An official statement from the Russian Defense Ministry said: “At the training ground of the Western Military District of the Belgorod region, two citizens of one of the CIS countries committed a terrorist act.
“As a result, 11 people died, 15 were injured and received medical assistance.
“Terrorists fired on unit personnel. Two terrorists were destroyed by return fire.
“Law enforcement is working at the site of the terrorist attack.”