ISIS claims responsibility for brutal Russian Federation knife attack that injured 7 people

At least seven people were wounded by a man with a knife who went on a stabbing rampage in the northern Russian city of Surgut.

The attacker "carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight", Russia's Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes; said, adding that armed police then "liquidated" the attacker.

The attacker was identified by Russia's Investigative Committee as a Surgut resident.

"A man was running along the main street stabbing people", the TASS news agency said.

Nevertheless, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed credit for the attack, Reuters reported on Saturday citing the terrorist group's Amaq news outlet.

A man has been killed after going on a knife rampage in Russian Federation.

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Fears have surfaced that other weapons were used in the attack, including an axe and stones. Four of them remained in serious condition. It is believed that the man suffered from psychiatric problems.

Investigators are also now looking into causes of the incident and are trying to establish the attacker's motives.

The police said they were investigating the incident as attempted murder. The report said one woman was stabbed while standing at an ATM.

Surgut is the largest city of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area region with a population of around 350,000.

The stabbings in Russia Saturday follow a deadly ISIS attack in Barcelona, Spain earlier this week.

  • Megan Austin