Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C
Shutterstock/GREAT ARTIST File image: Railway Station Square, City Gates, Minsk, Belarus.
masked attacker

Woman killed after man attacks shoppers with axe and chainsaw in Belarus

The attacker was arrested at the scene.

A MAN HAS attacked shoppers in a shopping centre with an axe and a chainsaw in Minsk, killing one woman and injuring another, according to police in the Belarus capital.

The attacker was arrested at the scene in the wake of yesterday’s killing.

“A girl has died” from her injuries, police said.

A hospital spokesman said a 46-year-old woman was being treated after receiving two axe blows to the chest and shoulder.

On social media, witnesses said the attacker wore a mask and was carrying a huge axe.

The attacker’s motive was not immediately clear.

© AFP 2016

Read: Repeal the Eighth Bill could cause another government split after the Budget >

Read: Nissan says reports it is eyeing up Cork site are “just not true” >

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.