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5 dead after church shooting in Russia; police kill suspect

Sun Online Desk     19th February, 2018 09:33:24 printer

5 dead after church shooting in Russia; police kill suspect

A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say.

 

The shootings took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya.

 

Four people died at the scene and a fifth died at a hospital, regional Interior Ministry spokesman Ruslan Gadzhiibragimov said. The gunman was a local resident, and his wife has been detained for questioning, he said.

 

The motive for the attack was not immediately known.

 

Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea.Following two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya, an Islamist insurgency spread to Dagestan.

 

Source: AP/UNB


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