The self-styled Islamic State says it was behind a stabbing attack that left eight people injured in the Siberian city of Surgut.
Russian police shot dead the knifeman who set upon people walking through central streets, according to Russian news agency TASS.
Surgut attacker is identified as a local resident – investigationhttps://t.co/3i5UY2ICcM— TASS (@tassagency_en) August 19, 2017
Authorities say they are treating the attack as attempted murder but have refused to say whether the incident is terrorism related; however Russia’s Investigations Committee said it had identified the attacker and was checking his psychological history.
TERROR IN RUSSIA: Muslim terrorist shot and eliminated by police after stabbing 8 pedestrians in the Russian city of Surgut. pic.twitter.com/FK73YVI5uL— Behind The News (@Behind__News) August 19, 2017