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Russia: IS claims responsibility for New Year attack on police in Ingushetia December 31

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on police traffic post North Caucasus December 31

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/2/2020, 11:00 PM until 1/5/2020, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION Ingushetia


On Tuesday, December 31, two unidentified men drove into a policeman at a traffic post in Magas, North Caucasus, before attacking a second police officer with a deadly weapon. One law enforcement official died, while three more were wounded. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State in a statement on Wednesday, January 1.


Attacks on police and authorities have persisted for years in the volatile North Caucasus region after Russia drove out a separatist government in one of the region's provinces, Chechnya, in the second of two devastating post-Soviet wars.


Individuals in the Northern Caucasus region are advised to remain vigilant due to the continuing terror threat, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.


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