Boy, 16, screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ is shot dead by cops after knife attack on police officer in Muslim-majority Russian region
A knifeman shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ was shot dead by police after stabbing an officer and trying to set fire to a police station in a Muslim-majority region of Russia today.
The 16-year-old was armed with a knife and a Molotov cocktail and inflicted multiple wounds on a police officer before being shot dead in Kukmor.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said in statement it was treating the incident as an attempted act of terrorism and had opened a criminal case.
Another police officer had fired warning shots into the air before being forced to open fire, it said, saying the unnamed teenager had died of his wounds before medics could arrive on the scene.
It was not immediately clear what the teenager’s motive for such an attack was.
More to follow.
Police in Russia shot dead a 16-year-old teenager in the Muslim-majority Tatarstan region (file photo) after he stabbed an officer and tried to set fire to a local police station