ISIS takes responsibility for Russian stabbings (video)

The latest in a string of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks has taken place in the Russian city of Surgut. Police say that around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday a man armed with a knife stabbed multiple people in the streets before police shot him dead.

Police first responded to the attacker by firing a warning shot before they tried to arrest him, but when he resisted, he was “liquidated” by gunfire, police told reporters.

Seven innocent passersby were wounded by the terrorist and needed medical treatment, according to Russian state media. Two are reportedly in serious condition. The attacker was the only one killed.

Authorities claim they have identified the knife-wielding terrorist, whom they initially considered to be mentally ill.

However, the stabbings come after a deadly ISIS attack in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday. It’s been reported that an organized terrorist cell pulled off two planned truck attacks in a popular tourist town, killing a total of 14 people and injuring many others.

The Russian attacker has been identified as a young man believed to be in his early 20s. Authorities initially dismissed terrorism as the motive, but since then, the Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE Intel Group, which monitors jihadi activity worldwide.

Russian news agency TASS came out with an early report stating that police believed the attacker was suffering from a “mental disorder” as he attacked pedestrians apparently at random. Russian police said in a statement: “an unidentified man ran along the city’s central streets and stabbed pedestrians, injuring eight.”

Surgut is a large Siberian city, located 1,700 miles East of Moscow. The area sports a number of power plants, as well as oil and gas processing plants.

On Friday, Finland saw two killed and several injured after a knife attack which is now being treated as terrorism.

If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.







 

Comment via Facebook

Send this to a friend