Russia: Gunmen open fire on synagogue and church in deadly shootings in Dagestan region | World News | Sky News


A synagogue and an Orthodox church were targeted along with a traffic police post.

A local official said another gunman had been killed during a shootout at a church in Makhachkala, the North Caucasus region’s main administrative centre.
There was later an exchange of gunfire at a police post in Makhachkala, about 125km (75 miles) to the north along the Caspian Sea coast, Reuters added.
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In the 2000s, Dagestan was hit by an Islamist insurgency spilling over from neighbouring Chechnya, with Russian security forces trying to combat extremists in the region.


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