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Carnage in Dagestan: Deadly terrorist attacks on churches and synagogue – Video of the exchange of fire

Gunmen opened fire on a synagogue, two Orthodox churches and a police station in two cities in Dagestan on Sunday, killing a 66-year-old priest and at least 15 police officers, Sergei Melikov, the leader of the Russian republic in the North Caucasus, said. “It is a tragic day for Dagestan and the entire country,” Sergei Melikov said in a video message shared via the Telegram platform. The coordinated attacks by gunmen in Dagestan’s capital, Makhachkala, and the city of Derbent (further south), came three months after a massacre in which 145 people died at a concert hall near Moscow was claimed by the Islamic State group. So far there has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks in Dagestan. “We understand who is behind the organization of the terrorist attacks and what their goal was,” Melikov noted, but did not elaborate further. Videos posted on social media show the exchange of gunfire outside the synagogue. Three […]
Source: News Beast

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