Russian teenager detonates explosive device outside Orthodox school near Moscow

Social sharing

Several people have been injured after an explosive device detonated at an Orthodox school near Moscow.

Russian authorities suspect that an 18-year-old former student had blown himself up outside the buildings using a homemade device.

At least 10 people — including a 15-year-old student — were injured, authorities have said on Telegram.

The suspected bomber has reportedly survived the blast and is currently in intensive care.

The explosion occurred at a school attached to an Orthodox Vladychny convent in Serpukhov, 105 kilometres outside of the Russian capital.

Staff and students have been evacuated from the scene on Monday morning, the interior ministry for the Moscow region said in a statement. The motive for the incident has not been revealed.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said it had opened an investigation into attempted murder and illegal circulation of explosives

Russian media reports suggest that the teenager may have been motivated by hatred of the teachers and nuns.

Tass news agency has said he was planning an attack during morning prayers, but his explosive device went off at the entrance to the monastery.

Attacks in schools are rare in Russia, but recent school shootings have led Russian President Vladimir Putin to call for weapons laws to be tightened.

In September, a student killed six people and wounded dozens on a university campus in the Urals city of Perm.

Four months earlier, a 19-year-old opened fire in his old school in the central city of Kazan, killing nine people.


READ ALSO  More than 2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 10 bodies recovered
About 9News Nigeria 11066 Articles
9News Nigeria is Nigeria's favourite news source. For Authentic, Unbiased News on Politics, Business, Sports, Technology, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Health, Nollywood, Crime and Investigations, Family and Relationships, Inspirations .. and much more. For Latest News from Africa and around the world, 9News Nigeria is your best source. WhatsApp +2348115805632 Email: Facebook: | Twitter/Instagram: @9newsng

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment