Three killed in Russian military base shooting

MOSCOW (AFP) – A Russian serviceman killed three colleagues in a shooting yesterday on a base near the southern city of Voronezh, news agencies reported citing the military.

“Three servicemen sustained lethal injuries as a result of the attack,” Russia’s Western Military District said in a statement carried by Interfax.

“The command of the military unit, acting together with law enforcement agencies, is working to track down and detain the assailant,” it added.

The statement said the attack began early yesterday.

An unnamed Interfax source said the shooting was sparked when an altercation broke out between the soldier and an officer during an inspection.