Graduate of Russian Orthodox School Stages Explosion in Educational Facility
06:42 GMT 13.12.2021 (Updated: 09:32 GMT 13.12.2021)
An investigation into the incident has since been launched by the Russian authorities.
An improvised bomb went off near a school located on the premises of a convent in the Russian city of Serpukhov, the emergency services stated on Monday. At least seven people were injured by the blast, all believed to be minors.
"Today at 8:24 a.m. [05:24 GMT], an 18-year-old graduate of this educational institution entered the premises of the Orthodox school near the Vladychny Vvedensky Convent in the city of Serpukhov and blew himself up", the office of the Interior Ministry in the Moscow Region said in a statement.
After the blast, students and teachers were evacuated from the school, police stated.
Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov stated that the victims of the blast have received medical assistance, and their lives are not in danger.
The attacker and a 15-year-old teenager were injured in the incident, the statement read. A source in the Orthodox Church's office told Sputnik that the bomber later died.
"Unfortunately, an explosion indeed hit the entry to the Serpukhov gymnasium. We know that the attacker died of the wounds he sustained from the explosive device. No one else appears to have been seriously injured, according to preliminary data", the source said.
Another source in the emergencies services said to Sputnik that 10 people were injured in the explosion.