Gunman holds 20 hostages inside school

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Moscow - A gunman shot and killed a police officer and took more than 20 students hostage at a high school on the outskirts of Moscow on Monday, the Russian news website Lifenews reported.

A police spokeswoman said a man entered the school with a rifle and shot a security guard.

She said she had no further details and could not confirm any deaths.

An eyewitness told Rossiya-24 television news that a police helicopter hovered overhead. - Reuters

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