Skip to comments.The Islamic State has claimed the deadly attack at a church in Russia’s Dagestan region
Posted on 02/18/2018 8:17:37 PM PST by Innovative
A man carrying a knife and a hunting rifle opened fire on worshippers on Sunday at an Orthodox church in Kizlyar, in the Dagestan region of Russia, killing at least five people and wounding several others, according to a Russian state news agency.
The gunman shouted, Allahu akbar and began firing, a priest told local news media. Churchgoers said they had prevented more casualties by closing the door to the church and stopping the attacker from getting inside.
The man was later shot and killed by security forces on duty at the time, reports said. The assailant was identified only as a 22-year-old man from the region, the Russian news agency Tass said.
The Islamic State group claimed credit for the attack on the church, at first issuing a bulletin on its Amaq news agency. It was followed by a lengthier official statement in which it described the assailant as a soldier of the caliphate and provided a nom de guerre for the attacker, Khalil al-Dagestani.
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Must be due to all that colluding going on between Trump and Putin.
Russia: Allahu Akbar Gunman Kills Churchgoers at Folk Festival in Muslim-majority Dagestan
(posted by Lera)
Religion of peace.
A soldier of the caliphate?
We may never know how Russia / Putin responds; or it might be an overwhelming obvious response. Either way the perps are about to feel some pain.
Always be armed for protection. At least then, you have a fighting chance to survive.
Radio Media probably AP feed does waltz around muzzie claims .No mention of religious affiliation
True - wonder if these jihadists were first trained by McCrazy or by CIA or by Pentagon.
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