21 February 2018
Five women have been killed in an Islamist terror attack on a church in the Caucasus region of Dagestan. A gunman, armed with a hunting rifle and a knife, opened fire on worshippers as they left an evening service at a church in the city of Kizlyar on Sunday 18 February. Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.
"We … were beginning to leave the church. A bearded man ran towards the church shouting Allahu Akbar", the minister said.
Five women were killed and five other people, including two members of the security services, were injured. Two people are reported to be in a critical condition.