First Deputy of National Guard Head confirms Kerch college explosion was a terrorist act
According to the latest data, 34 people were hospitalized from the scene.
The First Deputy Head of the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardiya), Sergey Melikov, called the explosion in Kerch a terrorist act. In addition, the Investigative Committee of Russia has already initiated a criminal case on the fact of the attack. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Federal Security Service and the Investigative Committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Kerch, and the Ministry of Health and the Emergencies Ministry to take emergency measures to assist the victims.
Eyewitnesses report that troops were pulled together to the college at the scene the explosion: armored troop-carrier and military personnel with automatic weapons are located nearby. Earlier, the National Counter Terrorism Committee reported that an unidentified explosive device detonated at the college. Numerous eyewitnesses say they heard shooting before the explosion. This information has not been officially confirmed yet.
According to the latest data, 34 people were hospitalized from the scene of the tragedy, 10 people died, about 50 were injured.
Denis Konstantinov has been warned that criminal case into high treason might be initiated against him. He states he was beaten and demanded to confess of his cooperation with foreign intelligence services.
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