3 dead after gunman opened fire at FSB office in Russian town
As a result of the attack, a departmental employee and one of the visitors perished. The attacker was also killed.
The unknown opened fire at the reception office of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Khabarovsk.
The incident occurred at about 5:00 pm (10:00 Moscow time) on Volochaevskaya Street. An unknown person entered the reception department and, without crossing the established technical control zone, started shooting at the people who were in the waiting room. As a result of the attack, according to the Center for Public Relations of the Federal Security Service, a member of the agency and a visitor, a citizen of one of the CIS countries, died; another visitor was injured. The assailant was killed.
Other details of the incident, including information about the identity of the attacker and his alleged motives, have not yet been reported.
It should be noted that the 5 Channel and RenTV reported that an explosion occurred near the FSB building in Khabarovsk. Sources of the media claimed that the explosive power is 200-300 grams in TNT equivalent. However, this information was not confirmed by the authorities.
The regional edition of DVhab.ru reports that around the building, where the FSB department is located, a cordon is on display, public transportation routes have been changed in the vicinity of the incident, mobile communications are muffled. Law enforcement bodies search cars parked next to the building.
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