Russian city of Surgut has been a scene of yet another knife attack in which seven people were injured. According to local media, a still unidentified attacker went of a stabbing spree, and was shot dead by the police after he resisted arrest attempts.
The attack occurred at around 12 am local time, and is was reported that 8 people were injured, though none fatally.
“A man was running along the main streets stabbing people”, said Russia’s TASS news agency.
Reports claim that the attacker was mentally ill, but the police is still to confirm his identity. The motive also remains unclear. However, ISIS quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, based on reports from its news agency, Amaq.
Russian police later said the attacker was acting alone.
Surgut is an important industrial city and a provincial capital of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.
The incident in Surgut is only the latest in a series of terrorist attacks across Europe this week. On Thursday, a van drove into pedestrians in the popular La Rambla street in Barcelona, killing 13 and injuring over 100 people.
Catalan police killed five suspected terrorists and foiled new attacks in Barcelona.
Only a day later, 2 people were killed in a stabbing spree in Finland, and one person was also killed in a similar knife attack in the German city of Wuppertal.
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