At least 2 police officers killed, six people injured in attacks on synagogue, church in Russia’s Dagestan region

Two police officers were killed when gunmen opened fire at a synagogue, an Orthodox church and a police post in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Dagestan, the Russian Interior Ministry is quoted as saying.

Six people were wounded in the attacks.

The reports say one officer was killed when shots were fired at a synagogue in Derbent, home to an ancient Jewish community in the North Caucasus. An exchange of fire also took place in an Orthodox Church in the town, a UNESCO heritage site.

Another exchange of shots took place at a police post in Makhachkala, about 125 kilometers (75 miles) to the north along the Caspian Sea coast and the main city in Dagestan, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia.

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