Russian Knife Attacker Injures Eight People

Marsha Scott
August 20, 2017

Seven people have been injured after a knifeman attacked pedestrians in the street in the Russian city of Surgut. "All affected persons were hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees of severity", it said. The attacker was shot and eliminated and local police opened an investigation.

A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage in a Siberian city on Saturday, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him.

Authorities claim they have identified the attacker, and they are still considering the possibility that a psychiatric disorder was the root cause of the attack. It said armed police called to the scene "liquidated" the attacker following the stabbing yesterday morning.

Photos shared on social media and in the local news media after the stabbings showed a body on the ground under a white sheet.

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None of the victims have died - however two are in a serious condition.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday has purported responsibility for a stabbing attack in Russian Federation, that has left two people in serious condition, reports ISIL's news agency Amaq.

Surgut, about 1,300 miles east of Moscow, is in the Khanty-Mansiysk area of Siberia and has a population of more than 350,000.

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