Dagestan: Muslims open fire at Russian tourist attraction, murdering one tourist and wounding 11
Dagestan: “the most dangerous place in Europe.” The Tsarnaev brothers, who waged their jihad at the Boston Marthon, hailed from there.
“Jihadi Shooting Rampage Kills 1, Wounds 11 at Russian Tourist Attraction,” by John Hayward,Breitbart, December 30, 2015:
Two gunmen opened fire on a group of twenty tourists at the Russian Naryn-Kala fortress in Dagestan on Tuesday night, killing one and wounding 11 more.
“The dead man has been identified as a 26-year-old border police, as local authorities say they believe the shooting to be a terrorist attack by Islamist insurgents,” reports theUK Daily Mail.
The “local authorities” who portrayed the shooting as a jihad attack include the Head of the Republic of Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov. (That is his actual title – he wasappointed to the post by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013.)
“This is most likely a trick by some remaining bandit groups or militants who have survived and seek vengeance for the peace and tranquillity in which Derbent residents live,” said Abdulatipov, referring to the city where the Naryn-Kala fortress is located. “We celebrated the 2,000th anniversary of Derbent town and this gave the people hope for living in peace. But apparently there are still people who are annoyed by this stability.”
Although the fortress was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and is described as a popular tourist attraction for people from across Russia, the tour group attacked on Tuesday was reportedly composed of locals. They were standing on a terrace, taking in the spectacular view, when
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