Knife attacker stabs 8 people in Russia’s Surgut, shot dead by police

Investigators said Saturday, a knife attacker stabbed more than eight people on the street in northern city of Russia’s Surgut before he got killed by police.

Russia’s Investigative Committee told at around 11:20 am local time (0620 GMT) A male attacker “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight” while “moving along central streets of the city”. This committee probes major crimes.

Report said that police arrived at the crime scene and “liquidated” him.

The horrific incident took place in about 2,100 kilometers northeast of Moscow in Khanty-Mansi region, which is famous being oil rich.

Surgut is the center of Siberia’s oil industry and is a city of about 300,000 residents.

Two of victims are in serious condition whereas five more are told to be in stable condition. The government of the Khanty-Mansi region has yet called the attacker “unidentified.”

This attack came just a day after knife attack in Finnish city of Turku on Friday when two people were killed whereas police shot a suspect.

 

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