POR LO MENOS 11 people are dead and over a dozen injured after two Russian soldiers went on a gun rampage at an army training base near the Ukraine border tonight.
The troops opened fire on comrades at the training ground of the Western Military District in the southern region of Belgorod.
Hasta 15 people were wounded in the shooting spree that was described as a “terrorist attack” by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The ministry announced two volunteers from an unnamed ex-Soviet nation fired at recruits during target practice.
The pair were killed by return fire in the bloody shoot-out on Saturday which reportedly occurred at 10am.
los 11 victims were said to be “volunteers from the Bryansk region,” according to media reports.
An official statement from Russia’s MoD said: “At the training ground of the Western Military District in the Belgorod Region, two citizens of one of the CIS countries committed a terrorist act.
“Como resultado, 11 people died, 15 were injured and received medical assistance.
“Terrorists fired on the personnel of the unit. Two terrorists were destroyed by return fire.
“Law enforcement agencies are working at the site of the terrorist attack.”
The reports come just hours after an oil depot in the Belgorod region was engulfed by flames after being shelled on Saturday.
“We’re getting bombed again. One of the shells hit the oil depot in the Belgorod region,” regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.
He said emergency services were already on site, adding there was “no risk” of the fire spreading.
Gladkov posted a photo showing flames and plumes of black smoke rising above a building.
State-run news agency TASS cited a source in the emergency services saying the burning depot was located in the village of Razumnoye-71, near the city of Belgorod.