Deaths after assault on synagogue and church buildings | EUROtoday

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“According to preliminary information, an Orthodox priest and several police officers were killed in the terrorist attacks,” the Russian Investigative Committee stated. The Bloomberg company reported that six cops had been killed. Russian information businesses additionally reported that seven cops had been injured. Two attackers are additionally stated to have been killed within the alternate of fireplace.

Fires broke out in each of the affected locations of worship. The unknown attackers used computerized weapons and fled in a automobile. In Derbent, the police are making ready to storm a constructing the place the perpetrators had been staying, reported the Telegram channel “Mash”. The manhunt for the fugitive perpetrators is ongoing. The authorities have opened prison proceedings.

The governor of Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, described the assault on Telegram as an try and destabilize the scenario within the area. Dagestan, which is predominantly Islamic, is likely one of the poorest areas in Russia. The Russian republic additionally borders Chechnya.