ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack on Russian Intelligence Headquarters, 3 Dead
An armed man killed 2 people on Friday at Russia’s FSB Intelligence agency headquarters. It was initially reported that the shooter was a neo-Nazi gang, however; it is now being reported that ISIS has claimed responsibility.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack later today.
The Islamic State’s Amaq News agency released this statement.
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ABC News reports:
An armed man killed two people and injured another before he was shot dead at the office of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency in the Far East on Friday.
The FSB, the main successor to the KGB, said in a statement that the man passed by metal detectors, entered the reception area of its office in the regional capital of Khabarovsk and opened fire.
One FSB officer and one visitor were killed on spot and one was wounded. Security fired back, killing the attacker.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Islamic State took credit for an attack on a Russian intelligence agency headquarters Friday, which left three dead.
ISIS took credit for the attack via its Amaq new agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. The attack targeted an FSB headquarters in Khabarovsk, a city in Russia’s far eastern region. Russian FSB officials claimed that A.V. Konev, an 18-year-old local resident, entered the lobby of the FSB headquarters and immediately began firing on those inside until he was shot dead.
An FSB employee and a “visitor” were killed, the identity of the third victim is thus far unknown. The FSB initially claimed Konev was the member of a neo-Nazi group, with ISIS claiming the attack some hours later.
Russian authorities responded to the attack by locking down the building and the immediate surrounding area with police cordons and special forces on standby.
The attack is unusual, considering most jihadist attacks on Russian security personnel occur in the country’s North Caucasus.
This is the second terrorist attack that ISIS has taken credit for in Russia in the last two weeks. Islamic terrorist attacks are becoming the ‘new norm’ in non-Muslim countries thanks to massive Muslim migration.