In the Muslim-dominated area of Russia today, an assailant called Allahu Akbar, shot the policeman after stabbing him. The teenager attempted to set fire to the police station in the Cookmore neighborhood. The 16-year-old boy was armed with a sharp knife and seriously injured a policeman before being shot.
Local media named the striker Vitale Antipov. The Russian investigative agency said it was treating it as an incident of terrorism and had filed a criminal complaint. Russian news agency Interfax said the attacker was raising slogans from Allahu Akbar. He had told the police that Kafir during the attack. The incident took place in predominantly Muslim Tartarstan.
Police tried to set the building on fire
Investigators said the attacker attempted to set fire to a district police building and stabbed the officer during his arrest. He told the police, “I’m going to kill you all.” He stabbed the policeman three times with a knife. Another policeman fired in the air to warn him but he didn’t believe. The police then shot him dead. The attacker died instantly.
The injured policeman is admitted to hospital but his life is still in danger. Investigators have opened an investigation into the case, calling it an “attempted terrorist incident”. Antipov is from the Altai region of Siberia and works in a halal cafe. The owner of this cafe was also sentenced to 14 years in prison for illegal manufacturing and sabotage.