Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia

At least 8 people have been injured in Russia after a knifeman attacked pedestrians in the street
Eight people injured following knife attack in Russia
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22 August, 2017

An unidentified man was stabbing people in the center of the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, Sputnik reports citing the country's Investigative Committee.

A 19-year-old attacker went on a stabbing spree in the Siberian city of Surgut, injuring seven people, with four struggling for their lives.

Russia's Investigations Committee have said they launched a probe into the horror that unfolded about 11.20am local time - with ISIS since having claimed that it was responsible for the attack.

The injured were taken to a hospital, where two were in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reported.

The police later shot and killed the attacker, Russian authorities said.

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The Islamic State's Aamaq news agency hours later claimed the attacker was "an Islamic State soldier".

'The version that the attack was a terrorist one is not the main one, ' the interior ministry added. Two of them being in serious condition, said the government of the region of Khanty-Mansi in a press release. An earlier statement said eight people had been wounded, but that was later revised to seven, BBC reported.

Surgut, with a population of about 320,000, is an oil- and gas-producing centre 2,100km (1,300 miles) north-east of Moscow. It said armed police called to the scene "liquidated" the attacker following the stabbing on Saturday morning.

The assault came within days of deadly attacks in Spain and Finland.


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