NewsDeadly attacks in Dagestan leave two officers dead, places of worship targeted

Deadly attacks in Dagestan leave two officers dead, places of worship targeted

Shooting in Russia. Synagogue and Orthodox Church were being shot at.
Shooting in Russia. Synagogue and Orthodox Church were being shot at.
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23 June 2024 18:23

The Russian agency Ria Novosti reports that attackers fired automatic weapons at a synagogue and an Orthodox church in Derbent, Dagestan. They also shot at police officers. One officer has died, and another is injured.

"According to information from the press office of the Dagestan Ministry of Internal Affairs, around 3 AM Greenwich Time in Derbent, unknown individuals fired automatic weapons at the synagogue and the Orthodox church," said the head of the press service of the Dagestan Ministry of Internal Affairs, Gayana Gareyeva.

Additionally, the attack resulted in a fire in the temple. Russian media reports that one police officer is dead and another is injured. The suspects managed to escape in a white Volkswagen Polo.

More shots in Dagestan

Media report that almost simultaneously, there was a second attack in Makhachkala. There, the attackers reportedly opened fire on a police station. According to Russian authorities, one police officer was killed, and six were injured.

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