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Gunman wearing swastika kills 13, injures 21 in school shooting in Russia, officials say

MOSCOW, Russia — A gunman with a swastika on his T-shirt killed 13 people, including seven children, and injured at least 21 at a school in Russia on Monday before killing himself, investigators said.

The identity of the attacker and the motive for the shooting in Izhevsk, about 600 miles east of Moscow, were unclear.

The Russian Investigative Committee, which deals with major crimes, said the shooter was wearing a balaclava. He posted a short video showing his body lying on the floor of a classroom with overturned furniture and papers strewn across the floor. He was dressed in all black, with a red swastika in a circle drawn on his T-shirt.

The committee said the six adult victims included teachers and security guards. He said 21 people, including 14 children, were injured.

Tass news agency quoted investigators as saying the attacker was armed with two pistols and a large amount of ammunition.

Russia has seen several school shootings in recent years.

In May 2021, a teenager with a gun killed seven children and two adults in the city of Kazan. In April 2022, a gunman killed two children and a teacher at a kindergarten in the central Ulyanovsk region before committing suicide.

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