ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Surgut, according to Reuters
A masked man with a knife wounded seven passers-by. The attacker was liquidated by the police when he resisted arrest.
MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. Reuters reports that the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the attack passers-by in Russia.
Reuters refers to ISIS controlled Agency “Amak”.
On Saturday around noon in the centre of Surgut, the masked man with a knife wounded seven people, four of them are in serious condition. The attacker shot and killed by police when he resisted arrest. According to preliminary data, the young man of 1994 year of birth.
Police checked the information that he had a mental illness.
The mayor of the city Vadim Shuvalov appealed to residents of Surgut, urging them to remain calm and not make hasty conclusions. He assured that the police keep the situation under control.
The head of the UK Russia Alexander Bastrykin took the investigation under his personal control.
* “Islamic state” (ISIS) is a banned terrorist organization.
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