Eleven people killed at Russian military training site

Eleven people killed at Russian military training site
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The attack has taken place during a firearm training session, attended by those who volunteered to take part in Russia's military operations in Ukraine.

Eleven people were killed by two assailants at a military training site in Russia's Belgorod Oblast, Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. A further fifteen were injured.

The assailants opened fire using small arms on military personnel during a session of firearm training, in which those who volunteered to join military operations in Ukraine took part.

The two assailants were killed by Russian troops.

Oleksiy Arestovych, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, claimed in a YouTube interview that the assailants were from the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan and had opened fire on the others after an argument over religion.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the attackers were from a nation that belonged to the Commonwealth of Independent States, which groups nine ex-Soviet republics, including Tajikistan.

Russia's southwestern Belgorod Oblast borders with Ukraine's Luhansk, Kharkiv, and Sumy Oblasts in the south and west.