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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 July 2007, 11:51 GMT 12:51 UK
Serbia village gunman kills nine
A gunman has killed nine people in a shooting rampage in eastern Serbia.

The man, armed with a hunting rifle, shot dead five men and four women, apparently at random. Two other people were seriously injured.

The shooting happened in the village of Jabukovac, near the border with Romania and Bulgaria.

Police used helicopters to find the suspect, who was traced to a nearby cemetery. TV images showed him being taken away covered in blood.

The suspect was injured but his condition was not life threatening, Radio B92 quoted police chief Rodoljub Milovic as saying.

Local media reported that the shootings took place shortly after the man had an argument with his wife. But police have so far not commented on any possible motive.

The man, said to be in his late 30s, had apparently recently returned to his home village after a period of residence in Austria.

Interior Minister Dragan Jocic described the incident as a huge tragedy and said there could be no rational explanation.


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