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Five killed as gunman opens fire on church in Russia, Breaking News | Russia – Kizlyar, Russia

February 18, 2018 6:23 pm Categorised in:

Five killed as gunman opens fire on church in Russia, ‪Dagestan, ‪Sutherland Springs church shooting 2-18-2018 | Russia – Kizlyar
Five people have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire on worshipers leaving a church in southern Russia.
Initial reports suggest all five victims of the attack in the town of Kizlyar are women. At least five others were injured in the shooting in Kizlyar, a town of roughly 50,000 people in the Dagestan region. Breaking News – Nearby security services shot the attacker dead
Police have killed the attacker, who has been identified as a 22-year-old local man, Russian media reported.
They include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said.
Security services on duty nearby managed to shoot and kill the man, who was found with bullets and a knife on his person as well as the rifle. The victims were leaving the church following a service when the gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle. It happened on Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday marking the last day before Lent according to the eastern Orthodox calendar. No immediate motive for the shooting was revealed.
Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea. Following two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya, an Islamist insurgency spread to Dagestan.

Five killed as gunman opens fire on church in Russia 2-18-2018 Initial reports suggest all five victims of the attack in the town of Kizlyar are women. At least five others were injured in the shooting in Kizlyar, a town of roughly 50,000 people in the Dagestan region.,Police have killed the attacker, who has been identified as a 22-year-old local man, Russian media reported., They include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said.,Five people have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire on worshipers leaving a church in southern Russia., Russia, ‪Dagestan, ‪Sutherland Springs church shooting ,Security services on duty nearby managed to shoot and kill the man, who was found with bullets and a knife on his person as well as the rifle. The victims were leaving the church following a service when the gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle. It happened on Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday marking the last day before Lent according to the eastern Orthodox calendar. No immediate motive for the shooting was revealed.,Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea. Following two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya, an Islamist insurgency spread to Dagestan.