Gunman Kills Two In Russia

At least two people.

Russia’s Federal Security Service said on Friday that a gunman had burst into one of its regional offices in the far east of the country and opened fire, killing one of its employees and a visitor.

The region where the incident happened is close to China. The FSB, the successor organization to the Soviet KGB, said the attacker had been killed and that another person had been injured in the incident.

“An unknown person entered the reception of the FSB’s Khabarovsk regional branch and started shooting at people inside,” the FSB said in a statement.

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack through the Amaq news agency, though the FSB had earlier reported that the gunman was a local resident born in 1999 with no links to international terrorism.

TASS news agency quoted an unnamed FSB official as naming the gunman’s surname as Konev, and providing the initials A.V. It is believed he had neo-Nazi links.

The visitor who was killed and the one who was injured were from former Soviet states outside Russia, according to the security service.

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