February 18th, 2018 Kizlyar, Russia

  • 2018-12-13
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN staff
A 22-year-old Islamic extremist walked into an Eastern Orthodox church during Sunday mass in this Caucasus town armed to the teeth. 

Khalil Khalilov, also known as Khalil al-Dagestani, opened fire, killing five women and injuring several other parishioners. Two police officers were critically wounded attempting to subdue him. 

After fleeing the premises, another responding officer killed Khalilov.

A video posted to social media showed Khalilov pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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