15:22 GMT29 October 2020
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    Unidentified gunman killed nine people in the restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod in Eastern Czech Republic, accroding to Ceska Televize TV channel.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Nine people have been killed in a Tuesday shooting in a restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod in Eastern Czech Republic, Ceska Televize TV channel reported.

    According to the TV channel, an unidentified gunman entered the restaurant firing 25 shots.

    Czech news website Lidovky.cz quoted the mayor of Uhersky Brod Patrik Kuncar as saying that the attacker later shot himself.

    According to another local news outlet, Blesk.cz, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec, also stated that the gunmen is now dead.

    The building of the restaurant has been cordoned off by police. Some 20 people are believed to have been there at the time of the tragedy and local authorities have not ruled out the possibility that some people may still remain inside.

    The town of Uhersky Brod is located about 300 kilometers (180 miles) southeast of Prague. Its population stands at 17,500.


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