Knife-wielding attacker in 'fake suicide belt' leaves eight injured before he's shot dead by cops

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in News
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FROM MIRROR ONLINE - A man armed with a knife has gone on a rampage attacking passers-by in a Russian city centre.

The knifeman believed to have been wearing a 'fake suicide belt' has been reported as Artur Gadzhiev, 19, from Dagestan in the Caucasus region.

The name was published by Mash, a media outlet seen as close to law enforcement sources, and by mainstream Russian news sources including state media- although there was no immediate confirmation from authorities.

Gadzhiev's father Lametulakh was reported to be registered with Russian police as an "extremist" and "supporter" of radical Islam.

Reports earlier named the attacker as Bobichel Abdurakhmanov, 23, apparently from central Asia, but now say there does not appear to be a man of this name in Surgut.

The attacker is believed to have been shot dead by police who arrived at the scene in Surgut after the incident was reported by witnesses.

Eight people have been injured during the knife attacks said to have happened in broad daylight, at around 11.20am local time.

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