Russia: a teenager blows himself up with a bomb in an orthodox school
Steph Deschamps / December 12, 2021
A former student of a Russian Orthodox school blew himself up Monday in this establishment adjoining a convent, injuring at least one other person in addition to himself, police said.
An 18-year-old former student of this school entered and blew himself up and, according to preliminary data, he was injured along with a 15-year-old teenager, said the Interior Ministry of the Moscow region.
According to this source, the attack took place in the Orthodox school next to the Vvedensky Vladytchny convent in the town of Serpukhov.
The police officers on the scene evacuated the teaching staff and students, the ministry continued, noting that the toll was being clarified.
The Russian news agencies Ria Novosti, Tass and Interfax mentioned, from anonymous police sources, a heavier toll of seven injured.
Armed attacks of this kind in public places and schools have long been rare in Russia, but such tragedies have increased in recent years, especially shootings, leading to a recent tightening of legislation on carrying weapons ordered by President Vladimir Putin.