Gunmen open fire at synagogue in Russia, one police officer killed – Russian media

Screen capture of a video allegedly taken at a shooting at a synagogue in Derbent, in Russia's Dagestan region, June 23, 2024. (Screenshot: X, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Screen capture of a video allegedly taken at a shooting at a synagogue in Derbent, in Russia's Dagestan region, June 23, 2024. (Screenshot: X, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Gunmen opened fire at a synagogue in Derbent, home to an ancient Jewish community in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Dagestan, and one police officer was killed, news agencies quote the Interior Ministry as saying.

The reports say shots were also fired at a police post.

The state-owned TASS news agency reports that the attack also targeted an Orthodox church, situated next door to the synagogue.

The identities of the perpetrators are not yet clear, the report adds.

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