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Southern Russian church and synagogue attacks kill 19

Creative Media News

Attacks on police stations, churches, and a synagogue in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan have killed 19 police officers and many civilians. Six gunmen were also killed. At least sixteen persons were transported to hospitals with injuries. Three days of mourning have been announced in Dagestan, a primarily Muslim region in southern Russia that borders Chechnya. On the Orthodox festival of Pentecost, two coordinated attacks struck the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala, killing an Orthodox priest.

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