Serviceman kills 2 soldiers and officer in Russia, then commits suicide


A Russian serviceman has taken his own life after killing an officer and two soldiers. Two other soldiers are reported injured in the gunfire. The shootout happened in a military field camp in Russia’s Kostroma Region on Wednesday.

“On August 26, in a guard house of a military field camp in Kostroma Region a military man fired a gun. As a result, an officer and two soldiers are dead, two other servicemen were injured,” says statement by the Defense Ministry press service.

The gunman killed himself, and according to preliminary investigation results he was guided by personal motives in his actions.

“The injured military men are receiving all medical assistance they need,” the ministry’s press service added.

A criminal case has been opened against the deceased attacker, says a statement published on the Russian Investigative Committee’s website.