Sunday 23 November 2014

Nun killed in shooting at cathedral

Published 09/02/2014 | 08:12

A gunman opened fire in the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others (AP)
A gunman opened fire in the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others (AP)
A policeman watches a woman leaving the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (AP)

A gunman has opened fire in a cathedral on Russia's Sakhalin Island off the Pacific coast, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others.

The federal Investigative Committee said police detained the man, who works as a security guard.

Concerns about security in Russia are especially high because of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but there was no apparent connection to the Games.

AP

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