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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Church Shooting in Russia

02-18-2018

At least five people were killed and four wounded after a shooting at a Russian Orthodox Church on Sunday.

A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle while churchgoers were leaving Sunday service.

It happened in the city of Kizlyar which is located in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim region of Russia.

The Islamic State group posted a statement on an IS-affiliated terrorist website claiming responsibility for the shooting.

Russia media outlets report the gunman was a local resident. Authorities have detained his wife for questioning but police haven't released a possible motive.

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