October 17, 2018:Crimea shooting and bomb attack at college: 18 killed and dozens more wounded
October 17, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Russian authorities claimed that at least 18 people at a college in Crimea have been killed and nearly 50 others were injured. Many of the victims are teenagers. Moreover, officials confirmed that a bomb-and-gun attack was carried out by one of the students who killed himself after the assault. The attack happened in Kerch, where Russia has built a bridge between Russian-annexed Crimea and Russia.
News of the bloodbath unfolded quickly and chaotically. According to initial reports, it was a gas blast. But later authorities claimed that it was a bomb attack and that they were treating it as a terrorist act. The latest statement of Russia’s main investigative agency said that an 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov set off a bomb at the university and rampaged through the building with a rifle. During the attack, he fired at students and faculty members, fatally shooting himself after the explosion. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC), a government body, said an “unidentified explosive device” had detonated at the polytechnic college, and that it bore metal strips that acted as shrapnel. But the bodies of those killed mostly had gunshot wounds, the country’s Investigative Committee said. The NAC also said there could have been more than one attacker.
Olga Grebennikova, the director of the college, said there were ‘many corpses, many corpses of children’ and called it ‘a real terrorist act.’ She also told that multiple assailants attacked the college, throwing explosive devices and firing guns shortly after she left for a meeting elsewhere. Besides, in harrowing accounts, students spoke of gunfire at the college but not a bomb blast.
Crimea and Russia staged a referendum in 2014 in the peninsula for separating the territory from Ukraine. As a result, this referendum annexation of Crimea was denounced as illegitimate act by Ukraine, the United States, and a total of at least 100 countries. So, when Russian authorities said they suspected the attack in Kerch was a terrorist attack it seemed certain to increase tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which Moscow has accused in the past of seeking to carry out acts of sabotage in Crimea.
The speaker of the Russia-backed Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, suggested Kiev may have been behind the explosion, saying ‘the entire evil inflicted on the land of Crimea is coming from the official Ukrainian authorities. So, solving this case is a real challenge for law enforcement agents because it has real importance for not only for victims’ families but also for international relations.
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