Deadly attacks target synagogues and churches in Dagestan, Russia

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I think the USA is behind it, in retaliation for Ukraine. This is another deadly terror attack, following the Crocus City Hall attack. Otherwise, terrorism in Russia was a rare occurrence

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Attacks on police officers, churches and synagogues in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan have left many people dead.

Gunmen targeted the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala on the Orthodox festival of Pentecost.

The dead include at least 15 police officers, a priest and a security guard. Six of the attackers are dead and police are hunting for others.

The assailants have not been identified, but Dagestan has in the past been the scene of Islamist attacks.

Two churches and two synagogues were targeted in Sunday's attacks. An Orthodox Church priest was killed in Makhachkala, Dagestan's largest city.

The figure of 15 police officers killed was given by Dagestan's republican leader Sergei Melikov.

Footage posted on social media shows people wearing dark clothes shooting at police cars, before a convoy of emergency service vehicles arrive at the scene.

In Derbent - home to an ancient Jewish community - gunmen attacked a synagogue and a church, which were then set on fire.

An unofficial channel on the Telegram messaging app, Mash, said gunmen were barricaded in a building in Derbent.

A police vehicle was attacked in the village of Sergokal. Police detained Magomed Omarov, head of the Sergokalinsky district near Makhachkala, following reports that two of his sons were among those who carried out Sunday's attacks.

Dagestan, one of the poorest parts of Russia, is a predominantly Muslim republic.

Between 2007 and 2017, a jihadist organisation called the Caucasus Emirate, and later the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus, staged attacks in Dagestan and the neighbouring Russian republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

Following the attack on the Crocus City Hall venue near Moscow in March, authorities pointed the finger of blame at Ukraine and the West, even though the Islamic State group claimed it.

Back then President Vladimir Putin had insisted that "Russia cannot be the target of terrorist attacks by Islamic fundamentalists” because it “demonstrates a unique example of interfaith harmony and inter-religious and inter-ethnic unity”.

And yet three months ago Russia’s domestic security service, the FSB, reported that it had thwarted an IS plot to attack a Moscow synagogue.

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russians have been led to believe that their principal adversaries are Ukraine and the "collective West". That’s a message Russian authorities are reluctant to change, to avoid sparking public doubts about the official narrative.

 
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I think the USA is behind it, in retaliation for Ukraine. This is another deadly terror attack, following the Crocus City Hall attack. Otherwise, terrorism in Russia was a rare occurrence

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Attacks on police officers, churches and synagogues in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan have left many people dead.


Really? Man ... seriously, is that the first thought in you head?? :O
Terrorism in Russia is rare, really?? Some of the deadliest terror attacks in recent history have happened in Russia brother.
 
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Really? Man ... seriously, is that the first thought in you head?? :O
Terrorism in Russia is rare, really?? Some of the deadliest terror attacks in recent history have happened in Russia brother.
Vast majority of Russians are saying the same on social media.
 
Vast majority of Russians are saying the same on social media.
Congratulations! We found brothers in conspiracy theories across the borders.
Russian establishment has been trying to blame west for that for the recent attacks too.

even after ISIS claimed responsibility.

I am surprised at how pre-programmed is the thinking in certain aspects.
First post says, terror in Russia is rare and second guy wants to believe the social media posts of a foreign country against its enemy. By that logic, we should instantly believe every single terror attack in India is masterminded and approved in Rawalpindi.
 
Really? Man ... seriously, is that the first thought in you head?? :O
Terrorism in Russia is rare, really?? Some of the deadliest terror attacks in recent history have happened in Russia brother.
First the Crocus City Hall attack, and now this attack in Dagestan this year, how many terrorist attacks have there been in Russia in recent years?
 
First the Crocus City Hall attack, and now this attack in Dagestan this year, how many terrorist attacks have there been in Russia in recent years?
You have a deadly multiple location coordinated mass shooting after Crocus city hall shooting (which was as deadly as Mumbai 26/11) and in a couple of months this?

The frequency of attacks on Urban centers ( metro stations, airports, cinema halls etc) in Russia is pretty high for a Western country and also the fatality is exceptionally high.


ISIS has been targeting Russia for its support to Assad in Syria for more than a decade now.
 

Nineteen reported killed in synagogue, church attacks in Russia’s Dagestan​

Three days of mourning have been declared in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Dagestan following an attack by gunmen on a church, synagogue and police post that killed dozens.

The death toll from the attacks in the restive Russian region has risen to 19 people, Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Monday. At least 15 police officers died alongside several civilians, including an Orthodox priest. Five attackers were also reported to have been “liquidated”.

At least 12 people were also injured in the attacks, which took place in the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala on Sunday, the festival of Pentecost for the Russian Orthodox Church.

Videos posted on social media and shown on Russian TV showed the skies of Derbent, which is home to an ancient Jewish community in the mainly Muslim region, filled with smoke and flames after the synagogue was set on fire.

Places of worship were also attacked in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan and its largest city, approximately 125km (78 miles) away, where the police post also came under attack.

The Investigative Committee said it had opened criminal investigations over “acts of terror” in Dagestan, which neighbours Chechnya and is one of the poorest areas of Russia.

“This evening in the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala armed attacks were carried out on two Orthodox churches, a synagogue and a police checkpoint,” the National Antiterrorism Committee said in a statement to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

“As a result of the terrorist attacks, according to preliminary information, a priest from the Russian Orthodox Church and police officers were killed.”

The Russian Orthodox Church said its archpriest Nikolai Kotelnikov had been “brutally killed” in Derbent.

Source: Al Jazeera
 
Russia can’t even manage its existing territories, but they want control of Ukraine.
This is all part of the ongoing Israel-Palestine war. Many extremists around the world are angry at what is happening in Gaza. Their frustration can be seen around the world on various attacks on Jews and even Christians(for supporting Jews)
 
Vast majority of Russians are saying the same on social media.

It's the manner of attacks which raises suspicions. In Pakistan you get these type of masked assailants doing drive by shootings or planting sneaky bombs, often targeting minorities, and this serves the enemies of the country rather than Pakistan as it is a massive propaganda coup.

That isn't to say that the culprits are outsiders in these cases, insurgents can be home grown, and will often be supported from outside forces. It would hardly be a massive surprise if Dagestan, which I assume is a key part of Russian defence, was targeted as part of the proxy war.
 
It's the manner of attacks which raises suspicions. In Pakistan you get these type of masked assailants doing drive by shootings or planting sneaky bombs, often targeting minorities, and this serves the enemies of the country rather than Pakistan as it is a massive propaganda coup.

That isn't to say that the culprits are outsiders in these cases, insurgents can be home grown, and will often be supported from outside forces. It would hardly be a massive surprise if Dagestan, which I assume is a key part of Russian defence, was targeted as part of the proxy war.
I would really like some links , because somehow Google Aagorithms have determined I cannot easily access such content.
 
When even Al Jazeera is not even subtly hinting at West involvement nor Kremlin but we have some people automatically blaming USA.. hehe
 
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