Islamic State (ISIS) claims credit for knife jihad attack in Russia today

The Muslim knife jihadi stabbed eight people on the street in Russia’s far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police. Two of the victims are in serious condition. ISIS’ Amaq news agency claimed responsibility for the attack today.

UK Telegraph The male attacker “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight” while “moving along central streets of the city” at around 11:20 am local time, said Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes. It said that armed police then arrived and used their weapons on the attacker and “liquidated” him.

Russian police initially said that terrorism was not the main angle of the investigation after identifying the attacker.

The interior ministry’s press service in the Khanty-Mansi region told the Interfax news agency, that the attacker had been identified and may have suffered from psychiatric disorders. (Oh, here we go, even in Russia, they try to make excuses)