Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow servicemen

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A Russian serviceman has shot dead eight fellow soldiers and injured at least two more on a military base in the country’s Far East, officials say.

They say the soldier – who has been detained – might have been suffering from mental health problems.

The shooting happened in the village of Gorny, Transbaikal region, on Friday evening.

The soldier – whose name has not been released – was guarding the base at the time. He is believed to be a conscript.

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