Deadly Shooting in Russia’s Dagestan Could Be Terrorist Attack – Investigators

Deadly Shooting in Russia’s Dagestan Could Be Terrorist Attack – Investigators
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Sputnik/ Russia14:27 19.02.2018(updated 14:34 19.02.2018) Get short URL
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Investigative Committee is considering a terrorist attacks as one of possible versions of a deadly shooting in Russia’s Dagestan, the committee’s spokeswoman said Monday.

“The investigation is looking into the motives of a perpetrator, all possible versions are considered. A terrorist attack is among these versions,” Svetlana Petrenko said.

On Sunday, an individual opened fire in the city of Kizlyar during celebration of folk holiday Maslenitsa, killing five people and injuring four others, including two law enforcement officers. The attacker was killed in retaliatory fire. The Islamic State terror group (IS, banned in Russia) reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

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