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2 dead after gunman shoots inside Russian intelligence office in far east

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
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Russian police officers stand guard in a street after a explosion in St. Petersburg's subway, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017 (AP File Photo)
Russian police officers stand guard in a street after a explosion in St. Petersburg's subway, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017 (AP File Photo)

Russia's FSB intelligence agency says three people were killed — including the attacker — and one wounded in an armed attack at its office in the Far East.

The FSB, the main successor to the KGB, said in a statement on Friday that an unidentified man passed by metal detectors, entered the reception area of the FSB's office in Khabarovsk and opened fire at the people who were there. One FSB officer and one visitor were killed on spot and one was wounded. Security shot dead the attacker.

The FSB would not immediately release any details about the shooter.

Social media users posted pictures of police cordons around the FSB building in Khabarovsk with special forces standing by.

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