The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by the group's Amaq information agency. The statement provided no evidence to support the claim.

On Sunday, a gunman opened fire on people leaving an Orthodox church in Dagestan’s city of Kizlyar. Five worshipers were killed and four others, including police and Russian guardsmen, injured. The attacker was killed in a shootout while trying to escape.

Kizlyar, located 170 kilometers from Dages...

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