"Two citizens of one of the CIS countries" opened fire at a training ground in the Belgorod region, as a result, 11 people were killed, 15 were injured, the Defense Ministry said .
“On October 15, two citizens of one of the CIS countries committed a terrorist act at the training ground of the Western Military District in the Belgorod Region,” the statement says.
It is specified that the incident occurred during fire training with volunteers wishing to participate in the war in Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense said that the attackers opened fire from small arms on the personnel of one of the units. Return fire "destroyed two terrorists," they say in the ministry. According to Mash, those killed in the shooting are volunteers from the Bryansk region.
According to the Telegram channel "Live", an eyewitness on the spot reports that the shooting was inspired by the mobilized citizens of Tajikistan, the conflict with which happened on the basis of religion. The Insider's source in Belgorod reports that the conflict most likely occurred on ethnic grounds.