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ISIS claims responsibility for brutal Russia knife attack that injured 7 people

“A Soldier Of The Islamic State' Has Carried Out The “stabbing Operation' Surgut City Of Russia, A Statement Carried Out By The Jihadists’ Propaganda Agency Amaq Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 20 Aug 2017, 09:15:39 AM
ISIS claims responsibility for brutal Russia knife attack that injured 7 people

New Delhi:

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed the responsibility for the knife attack in Surgut city of Russia which 8 people were injured.

“A soldier of the Islamic State” has carried out the “stabbing operation” Surgut city of Russia, a statement carried out by the jihadists’ propaganda agency Amaq said.

"The executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Surgut in Russia is a soldier of the Islamic State," Amaq said in a statement.

On Saturday, a knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street of Surgut city of Northern Russia before being shot by police, investigators said.

The attacker “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight,” Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes said, adding that armed police then “liquidated” the attacker.

The Islamic State group had also claimed the responsibility for the deadly attack in Spain.

“Attacks by the soldiers of the caliphate in Spain... led to the deaths and wounding of more than 120 people from the states of the Crusader alliance,” Amaq said in a statement on its Telegram account.

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IS said its fighters “ran over several Crusaders with a truck in the coastal town of Cambrils”.

Eight hours after a deadly van attack on Thursday afternoon that left 13 people dead in Barcelona, an Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians in Cambrils, 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Barcelona.

Police killed the five attackers, some of whom were wearing fake explosive belts.

Six civilians and a police officer were wounded in the second attack and one woman later died of her wounds, Spanish authorities said.

The jihadists have called for attacks against Western and other states taking part in the US-led coalition fighting against it, as well as on Russia which has sided with the Damascus regime in battling the jihadists.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 20 Aug 2017, 09:12:15 AM