Russia’s Federal Safety Service stated on Friday gunman had burst into considered one of its regional places of work within the far east of the nation and opened fireplace, killing considered one of its workers and a customer.
The area the place the incident occurred is near China. The FSB, the successor group to the Soviet KGB, stated the attacker had been killed and that one other individual had been injured within the incident.
“An unknown individual entered the reception of the FSB’s Khabarovsk regional department and began taking pictures at folks inside,” the FSB stated in an announcement.
The Web site Intelligence Group, a U.S.-based monitoring service, stated that Islamic State had claimed duty for the assault. It stated that the declare of duty had been made by means of the militant group’s Amaq information company.
That contradicted earlier media experiences, which stated the FSB believed the gunman was a nationalist. The TASS information company cited an unnamed FSB official as saying that the gunman was a neighborhood resident and born in 1999.
The customer who was killed and the one who was injured had been from former Soviet states exterior Russia, based on the safety service.
Russia was this month shaken by a suicide bombing of the St Petersburg metro, which killed 16 folks. The suspected suicide bomber and his alleged accomplices had been from Central Asia.
The person Russian police consider was the suicide bomber had developed an curiosity in Islam and shortly after traveled to Turkey, two individuals who knew him instructed Reuters.
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova and Denis Pinchuk; Modifying by Andrew Osborn)