Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

Europe

Europe

Dagestan church shooting leaves five dead in Kizlyar

Share this with Facebook

Share this with Twitter

Share this with Messenger

Share this with Messenger

Share this with Email

Share

Share this with
These are external links and will open in a new window

Email
Share this with Email

Facebook
Share this with Facebook

Messenger
Share this with Messenger

Messenger
Share this with Messenger

Twitter
Share this with Twitter

Pinterest
Share this with Pinterest

WhatsApp
Share this with WhatsApp

LinkedIn
Share this with LinkedIn

Copy this link
Read more about sharing.
These are external links and will open in a new window

Five people have been killed in a shooting at a Christian church in the Russian republic of Dagestan.Five others were also injured in the shooting, Russia’s interior ministry said.A local man fired at people leaving an evening service in the city of Kizlyar, Russia’s Tass news agency said.The attacker was shot and killed at the scene, and two police officers were among the wounded, the news agency reports.Russian media report that the attacker used a hunting rifle, opening fire on worshippers leaving a service during the Maslenitsa celebrations – a traditional pre-Lent festival.The injured have all been sent to hospital.Dagestan, located in Russia’s North Caucasus near Chechnya and Georgia, is an ethnically diverse and largely Muslim federal republic.Dagestan profile
The most dangerous place in Europe?

Elsewhere on the BBC