Putin orders revision of gun law after massacre at Tartary school

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered a review of the rules on the carrying of weapons in Russia following an attack with firearms at a school in Kazan, in the Tartary region.

“The President ordered the drafting of a new legal framework on the type of weapons authorized to circulate among the civilian population urgently,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov, just hours after the attack that killed eight to eleven people. , according to different provisional balance sheets.

For the time being, the identity of the attacker who shot at students, teachers and staff at Kazan School 175 is unknown.

According to Rustam Minnikhanov, the governor of the republic of Tartary, of which Kazan is the capital, the attack killed at least one teacher and seven students – four boys and three girls – and left 21 other people hospitalized.

The Russian news agency RIA Novosti had previously written, citing emergency services, that the attack had killed 11 people.

The Ministry of Education told TASS that there are at least 32 injured.

Authorities have tightened security in Kazan schools, 700 kilometers west of Moscow.

The police launched an investigation into the attack on Kazan School 175 in Tartary, a region mostly inhabited by Muslims.

At the time of the attack, 714 children, 70 employees, including 52 teachers, were in the building.

In the meantime, the Interior Ministry said an anti-terrorist operation is being organized in the area.

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