Death toll from Dagestan terrorist attacks rises to over 15

"More than 15 police officers were killed in the terrorist attack in Dagestan today, and many civilians were killed during the clashes," Melikov said in a video posted on his Telegram platform.
This screengrab picture taken from video released by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti shows an area sealed off by Police following deadly attacks in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan. (Photo: AFP)
This screengrab picture taken from video released by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti shows an area sealed off by Police following deadly attacks in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan. (Photo: AFP)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The death toll from terrorist attacks in Dagestan has risen to more than 15 policemen and civilians, Sergey Alimovich Melikov, a Russian statesman and military leader who has served as the 5th Head of the Republic of Dagestan since October 14, 2021, announced Monday morning.

"More than 15 police officers were killed in the terrorist attack in Dagestan today, and many civilians were killed during the clashes," Dagestan President Sergey Melikov said in a video posted on his Telegram platform.

The map shows the location of the incidents. (Photo/Graphics: AFP)
The map shows the location of the incidents. (Photo/Graphics: AFP)

 

The Russian National Antiterrorism Committee reported that on Sunday evening, two Orthodox churches, a Jewish synagogue, and a traffic police station were attacked in Derbent and Makhachkala.

The Interior Ministry confirmed that six law enforcement officers were killed, and 12 others were wounded in the shootings. The death toll from the terrorist attack had initially risen to nine, including seven law enforcement officers, an Orthodox priest, and the head of the Dagestan traffic police department. Additionally, 25 others were injured.

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On Sunday evening, security forces in Dagestan stated that they had killed at least six militants, including four in Makhachkala and two in Derbent.