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Deadly attacks in Russia’s Dagestan

By Jordi Bou

June 24, 2024 - Gunmen opened fire on places of worship in Russia’s north Caucasus region of Dagestan, killing at least 19 police officers, a priest and several civilians, in what appears to be a coordinated attack.

Two churches and a synagogue were targeted in June 23 attacks, as well as a police post in Makhachkala, Dagestan’s largest city. An Orthodox Church priest was among those killed.

Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim region on the Caspian Sea, has a history of separatist and militant violence. The turbulence in the region has been further fanned by Russia’s war in Ukraine, where ethnic minorities have been disproportionately mobilised to fight.

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PUBLISHED: 24/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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