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Do-it-yourself bomb injures 12 at Russian Orthodox Christian college

SERPUKHOV, Russia: Russian authorities said a homemade bomb exploded in a school next to an Orthodox Christian convent, injuring 12 people.

An 18-year-old former student, who survived the blast and is in intensive care, was identified as a suspect, authorities added.

According to the Russian Interior Ministry, the bomb was detonated at the Vladychny school in Serpukhov, a city 65 miles outside of Moscow.

Media reports suggested that the suspect may have been motivated by hatred of teachers and nuns at the school.

Staff and students were evacuated, and Russia’s Investigative Committee opened an investigation.

Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, said he hoped authorities would do everything necessary to prevent such an incident from happening again, urging support for those injured in the explosion.

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