- Associated Press - Monday, October 23, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian National Guard says one of its officers shot and killed four other servicemen at a barracks in the Russian republic of Chechnya before guards fatally shot him.

The agency said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that the incident happened Monday in Shelkovskaya, a Chechen village.

It said the officer fired on his comrades inside the National Guard barracks, then was shot and killed by guards on duty there.

The National Guard says a panel would be set to investigate the shootings.

The slayings come less than a month after a Russian soldier fatally shot three other servicemen during drills and wounded two others. He was tracked down and killed.

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