At least 20 people killed in terrorist attacks in Russia’s Dagestan region

Moscow, SANA-  A number of sites and police checkpoints were targeted by gunmen in a coordinated series of attacks in Russia’s southernmost Dagestan province on Sunday night.

Four civilians, including a priest, and 15 police officers were killed in the attacks, investigators said Monday.

“According to preliminary data, 15 law enforcement officers were killed, as well as four civilians, including an Orthodox priest,” Russia’s national Investigative Committee said in a statement, adding that five perpetrators were also “liquidated.”

The spokeswoman for Dagestan’s interior ministry, Gayana Gariyeva, had earlier told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that a 66-year-old Russian Orthodox priest was among those killed.

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