Islamic State group claims responsibility for attacks on police in Chechnya: SITE

WION Web Team
Moscow, Russia Published: Aug 20, 2018, 07:25 PM(IST)

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The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for several attacks against policemen in Russia's Chechnya, the SITE monitoring group reported, citing the jihadists' main propaganda agency Amaq.

"Fighters from the Islamic State attacked Chechen police officers and elements in Grozny and Shali in Mesker-Yurt," Amaq said, according to SITE. 

Officials in Russia confirmed that several policemen were injured by attacks in Grozny and Shali.

Armed assailants attacked policemen in various locations in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Monday, the region's leader said, adding that several officers sustained injuries.

One assailant attempted a suicide bombing but failed, Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov said. 

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