A Russian conscript serving in the east of the country shot dead eight other soldiers and badly fatally injured two others on Friday after having a nervous breakdown, the defense ministry said, the ebenews correspondence reported.
The officer has been detained, the ministry said, and the two injured troops are already being treated in a military hospital. Their lives are not in danger.
The incident occurred at a military facility in the far east of the country in the Zabaikalsk region.
The defense ministry statement reported by ebenews did not say why the conscript had suffered a nervous breakdown but said the shooting had occurred at a time when the guard was being changed at the base.