Knife attacker runs amok in Siberia

Aug 22, 2017, 00:44
Knife attacker runs amok in Siberia

The organization islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for an attack with a knife, in Russian Federation, which was Saturday, seven wounded in Sourgout, in Siberia, and which the author has been shot dead by the police, who had indicated, in the first time do not focus on the track terrorist.

Russian Federation said on Sunday that a stabbing which injured seven people and was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group is being probed by top investigators in Moscow, as new details emerged.

Russia's Tass new agency reports the man likely had a psychiatric disorder.

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Later, the identity of the attacker has been revealed; he's a 23-year-old local resident.

The Islamic State's Aamaq news agency hours later claimed the attacker was "an Islamic State soldier". However, Russian officials stopped short of describing the incident as terrorism and also disputed the jihadists' claim.

There are speculations the man may have been suffering from mental illness.

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Photos shared on social media and in the local media after the stabbings showed a body on the ground under a sheet. One said he appeared intoxicated.

The spokesman added that armed police "liquidated" the attacker.

Surgut, with a population of about 320,000, is an oil- and gas-producing centre 2,100km (1,300 miles) north-east of Moscow.

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The assault came within days of deadly attacks in Spain and Finland.

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