Man with chainsaw kills woman, hurts another in shopping mall in Belarus
A young man armed with a chainsaw and a hammer entered a shopping centre in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, and killed a woman and wounded another on Saturday evening, a spokesman for city police said.
Such violence is rare in Belarus, which President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled with an iron fist since 1994, and it was not immediately clear what the attacker's motive was.
"When he took out a chainsaw, shoppers first thought it was some kind of game," Alexander Lastovsky, the police spokesman, told Reuters. He said the chainsaw and the hammer had been hidden in a guitar case... read more
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