Home News ISIS Strikes, Attacks Church in Russia

ISIS Strikes, Attacks Church in Russia


The Islamic State (ISIS) group has opened up to be the ones responsible for an attack on Christians in Dagestan few hours after the incident occurred.

Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region of Russia.

Not less than five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman with a hunting rifles opened fire on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox Church in the Dagestan city of Kizlyar.

Authorities say the gunman was a local resident, and his wife has been detained for questioning. But police haven’t commented on the possible motive for the attack.

A statement from the Islamic State group, posted Monday on an IS-affiliated militant website, claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying a Muslim fighter attacked “a Christian temple” in Kizlyar.

The authenticity of the statement couldn’t be confirmed, but the website is regularly used by ISIS for posting militant statements.


Like and Share this:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here