Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Teen murders 19 in gun and bomb attack at college

Teen murders 19 in gun and bomb attack at college

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee told CNN in a statement that the blast was caused by an "unidentified explosive device" at a college in the city of Kerch - where a new 19-kilometer bridge links Crimea to Russian Federation.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has expressed his condolences over "the terrorist attack" in Kerch in Crimea, Russian agency TASS reported on Wednesday.

Just like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the Columbine attackers, the Kerch suspect identified as Vladislav Roslyakov was a senior student at the college he attacked.

Crimea's president Sergey Aksyonov, said that the attacker was a 22-year-old student in the college's fourth-year class, and that the student killed himself.

CCTV images showed a man entering the school - "holding a gun", investigators said. Yet Russian news media reported that at least some of the victims died in an attack by an unidentified gunman or gunmen.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that investigators were trying to work out the motive He made the comments at a joint news conference in Moscow with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Committee spokesman Andrei Przhezdomsky said sappers were inspecting the building for other explosive devices.

The Investigative Committee initially said an explosive device that went off at the college's canteen was rigged with shrapnel.

"It's a mass killing committed by one scumbag", Crimean leader Sergei Aksyonov said on state television.

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It said information on the victims is being clarified and that "most of them are teenagers". 5-10 minutes after I left some people broke in, blew up the hall - all windows were shattered.

The school where the attack happened is a technical college that provides vocational training to teenage pupils.

Over the past few years, Russian security agencies have arrested several Ukrainians accused of plotting terror attacks in Crimea, but no attacks have occurred.

Crimea has been under Russia's control since Moscow sent troops to seize the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

At least 39 people were being treated in hospital...

Another witness who gave his name as Sergei and who worked nearby said in a video on the Kerch.tv website that he heard "a bang and shots".

Reports suggest the explosives contained metal and the blast was caused by a device placed in the cafeteria of the college.

Footage published by local media showed armoured personnel carriers near the college in Kerch, and schools and kindergartens in the area are being evacuated.

The Interfax news agency cited local officials as saying up to 10 people might have been killed and about 40 others might have been injured by the blast. A motive in the attack wasn't immediately clear.

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