At least 11 dead as two Russian soldiers open fire on recruits going to fight in Ukraine at a training base near the border

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.


Three Russian soldiers in Belgorod opened fire on the army training base

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.

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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.”