Over 15 police officers killed in terrorist attacks in Russia

Moscow, June 24 (UNI) Dagestan head Sergei Melikov said that more than 15 police officers and several civilians were killed in terrorist attacks in Russia’s Dagestan.

“More than 15 police officers fell victim to today’s terrorist attack while holding weapons in their hands and defending the peace and quiet of Dagestan. Several more civilians also were killed during the clashes,” Melikov said in a video message published on Telegram.

He also added that law enforcement officers eliminated six gunmen involved in the attacks.

On Sunday evening, unknown gunmen opened fire at two churches, a synagogue and a traffic police station in the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala. Authorities launched a counterterrorist operation.

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