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Russia’s Spy Agency Attacked

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police at the scene of the shooting
police at the scene of the shooting

Perhaps the shooting targeted Russia’s President while he was at a concert for security forces in the Kremlin.

A security officer has been killed and five people were injured after an attacker opened fire outside the headquarters of Russia’s spy agency in Moscow.
The shooting happened near the building of the Federal Security Service (FSB), formerly known as the KGB.

odunews correspondent reports that one of the FSB officers had died in the attack. However, the lone gunman did not manage to enter the premises.

The shooting happened shortly after President Vladimir Putin – a former head of the KGB – held his annual news conference and while he was at a concert for security forces in the Kremlin.
The FSB building is on Lubyanka Square, about half a mile from Red Square.

The service said the gunman had been ‘neutralized’ by armed officers – a term usually used by officials when an assailant was killed – and they were now working to find out his identity and motive.

A local news t.v in Russia reported that, Russian intelligence services have said the incident was “an act of terrorism”, although the authorities have not confirmed they were treating the incident as a terror attack.

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