Attacks in Dagestan Leave 19 Russians Dead

Located in North Caucasian region, Dagestan is one of the country’s most ethnically diverse regions.

On Monday, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee confirmed that 19 Russians were killed in a series of attacks in southern Republic of Dagestan.


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The shootings occurred on Sunday at two orthodox churches, a synagogue and a traffic police post in the coastal city of Derbent and Dagestan’s capital city of Makhachkala.

Sergei Melikov, head of the Republic of Dagestan, said that the situation has been brought under control. The fire ignited during the attacks at the synagogue in Derbent has been completely extinguished.

“Six armed attackers have been killed,” Melikov said on social media, adding that law enforcement officers will continue the manhunt until all participants in the terrorist attacks are captured.

Russian Federal Security Service released a video of an anti-terrorist operation in Makhachkala, Dagestan, near the local Orthodox church.

The active stage of the operation is now over, with multiple gunmen eliminated

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The Russian Investigative Committee has initiated criminal cases under the article related with terrorist attack on the shootings and a counter-terrorist operation regime was introduced in Dagestan, which is one of the country’s most linguistically and ethnically diverse regions.

All entertainment events in Makhachkala and Derbent have been canceled until further notice. Following the attacks, Alexander Boroda, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, called on people not to respond to provocations that could result from the attacks in Dagestan.

Previously, on March 22, a terrorist attack at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall concert venue, followed by a massive fire, resulted in at least 144 deaths and 551 injuries, according to official statistics.

Source: Xinhua

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