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Deadly Shooting at Russia Security Service Headquarters

  • One FSB officer killed, five wounded, gunman ‘eliminated’
  • Area near Federal Security Service on Lubyanka Square closed
Special forces officers stand outside Russia’s Federal Security Service in Moscow on Dec. 19. 

Special forces officers stand outside Russia’s Federal Security Service in Moscow on Dec. 19. 

Source: AFP via Getty Images

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A shootout occurred in central Moscow at the Lubyanka headquarters of Russia’s Federal Security Service as President Vladimir Putin was scheduled to attend a Kremlin concert less than a mile away to commemorate their work.

One of the employees of the FSB, as the intelligence service is known, was killed in the attack on Thursday by a lone gunman, who has been “eliminated,” the Investigative Committee said in website statement. Five people, including one civilian, were wounded.