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UN Chief: Deadly School Shooting In Russia An ‘Act Of Senseless Violence’


UN Secretary-General António
Guterres
has strongly condemned the
deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on
Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven
children.

The UN chief was saddened to learn
about their deaths, his Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric,
said in a statement.

“He
strongly condemns this act of senseless violence and
expresses his deepest condolences to the victims’
families, as well as the Government and people of the
Russian Federation”, Mr Dujarric said.

Kazan is the
capital and largest city in the Republic of Tatarstan, and
is located some 500 miles east of Moscow.

The attack
took place around 9:20 AM, local time, according to media
reports. A 19-year-old man was detained and investigations
are underway.

At least 21 other people, mainly
children, were injured in the shooting, and the
Secretary-General has wished them a speedy and full
recovery.

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