Five kids among 13 killed in gun attack at Russian school; attacker kills self

At least 13 people, including five kids, were killed while around 20 were injured in a gun attack at a school in the central Russian city of Izhevsk on Monday, the TASS news agency reported quoting Russia’s Investigative Committee.

According to reports, the school shooting at Pushkinskaya street in Izhevsk, Russia, has seen students and teachers evacuated, with emergency services reportedly on their way to the site.

The unidentified assailant wearing a Nazi symbol suit reportedly opened fire into a classroom in the middle of a lesson. He had first killed the security guard and then began shooting at the children.

A video going viral on Twitter shows, police officers inside the school building while the teachers and students are being evacuated.

A state MP told TASS news agency that the attacker was armed with a couple of Makarov pistols.

Local media reported that the gunman later killed himself following the attack, and that his body was recovered by the police.