Oyogist has learned that a 18yr old Russian graduate identified as Vladislav Struzhenkov blew himself up’ outside an Orthodox school ‘in revenge for being bullied by nuns’
According to sources, Vladislav Struzhenkov detonated his home-made bomb in a blast which left seven pupils injured.
The attack, which saw Struzhenkov also carrying a machete, took place at 8.24am local time at the Orthodox school linked to a nunnery in the city of Serpukhov, south of Moscow.
Russia’s Interior Ministry while confirming the incident said In a statement:
“An 18-year-old graduate of this educational institution entered the premises of the Orthodox gymnasium of the Vvedenskiy Vladychniy convent and blew himself up’.
The ministry confirmed a 15-year-old student was injured in the blast and said the staff of the school had been evacuated and that ‘information about other victims’ was being clarified.
Reports said that Struzhenkov had previously complained of being ‘bullied by the nuns’ who ran the school while one source said the attack had been ‘aimed at pupils’.
The attacker’s leg was blown off in the blast and police did not immediately permit paramedics to go close to Struzhenkov due to fears of another explosive device.