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Intensive struggle against extremism in Dagestan goes on

Intensive struggle against extremism in Dagestan goes on

Five churchgoers were killed outside a church in the Dagestani city of Kizlyar when an assailant opened fire at parishioners returning from a Forgiveness Sunday church service.

"The shooter has been identified", an unidentified spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee's directorate for Dagestan said.

The republic's health ministry has said that five people were injured and four people were killed in the shooting. It has claimed a number of attacks on police in Dagestan in the last couple of years. "As of now, the death toll has risen to five after a woman died of wounds in hospital", said Zalina Murtazaliyeva, told TASS, Russian News agency. "Two police officers and a woman were wounded", Kizlyar mayor Alexander Shuvalov told Tass.

Moscow's Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church describes the shooting as a "monstrous crime", it is meant to create conflict between the Christian and Muslim populace in Dagestan.

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An unidentified gunman fired at worshippers in the small town of Kizlyar in the mainly Muslim region. "A bearded man ran towards the church shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) and killed four people", the priest said.

The Islamic State group however claimed credit for the attack on the church, at first issuing a bulletin on its Amaq news agency.

Dagestan and its neighbor Chechnya have been wracked by separatist and Islamic violence in recent years. Ethnic Russians make up about 40 percent of the population, according to officials.

Kizlyar, on the border with Chechnya, is 170 kilometers from the Daghestani capital of Makhachkala and has a population of some 50,000 people.


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