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Secret services weigh up whether Surgut atrocity was a terrorist attack after ISIS claim

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 August 2017

Man, 19, shot dead by police after knifing and axing seven people in Siberia's oil capital.

He was named by the Moscow media as Artur Gadzhiev, 19, from Dagestan, a Muslim region in the Caucasus. Picture: Vkontakte

The shocking attack led to five men and two women aged between 27 and 77 suffering stabbing injuries.

A medical source said: 'The wounds vary but mainly they are to the head, neck and stomach.'

A chilling video from regional news agency K-Inform shows paramedics rush a blood covered shopper victim to hospital during Saturday's mayhem.

A chilling video from regional news agency K-Inform shows paramedics rush a blood covered shopper victim to hospital during Saturday's mayhem. 

A picture shows an axe dropped by the suspected jihadist, who was dressed in black and wore a balaclava.

The attacker sipped lemonade in a local cafe minutes before entering Severny shopping centre, igniting an explosive device and apparently using a hand axe on a woman shopper close to an ATM.

He then made random knife attacks in shopping areas. 

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A picture shows an axe dropped by the suspected jihadist. Picture: Vkontakte

He was named by the Moscow media as Artur Gadzhiev, 19, from Dagestan, a Muslim region in the Caucasus.

Police have not confirmed his identity. 

He was 'liquidated' after refusing to surrender to police. 

Terrorism in Siberia? Man with 'fake suicide belt' stabs eight, with two in 'grave' condition 


Terrorism in Siberia? Man with 'fake suicide belt' stabs eight, with two in 'grave' condition 

He was 'liquidated' after refusing to surrender to police. Pictures: K-Inform

ISIS issued a claim of responsibility, but there appeared to be doubts from law enforcement chiefs that it was an ordered attack by the terrorist group. 

The nature of the Surgut atrocity is being closely examined by the FSB, it is understood. 

One local who knew the attacker's family said 'something was wrong with his head' from the age of around 14.

It was also reported that the FSB had warned police and regional officials in advance over a possible outrage and additional officers were on the streets. 

Local sources said law enforcement was investigating the attacker's 'possible psychiatric disorders'.

Terrorism in Siberia? Man with 'fake suicide belt' stabs eight, with two in 'grave' condition 


Terrorism in Siberia? Man with 'fake suicide belt' stabs eight, with two in 'grave' condition 

It was also reported that the FSB had warned police and regional officials in advance over a possible outrage and additional officers were on the streets. Pictures: The Siberian Times 

Gadzhiev's step-father was yesterday detained by police .

The 19 year old was identified by the Telegram Mash community linked to Life.ru, seen as having close contacts in law enforcement. 

Gadzhiyev father hails from Dagestan and is a follower of radical religious movements, it was reported. 

Earlier the same sources had named the suspect as 23 year-old Bobichel Abdurakhmanov, a local man.

Comments (2)

Did I miss something? Did all the people who were attacked survive? Knife and ax wounds can be life threatening, but 12 days later we need a follow up article to inform the readers. The attacker obviously didn't not survive.
Aarky, Ft Smith,USA
03/09/2017 05:57
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- he was liquidated - good for the police. and saves the taxpayer a lot of money. VV should give them all a medal. and a good bonus and a paid vacation. this should be a warning for all other would be - heroes -. you waant to play with fire, you get burned. and not only the fingers.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
21/08/2017 07:55
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