Stabbed in Siberian City

In a brutal attack, a knife attaker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut but later shot by police.

Russian Federation media reported the number of people injured in the attack to be eight, with four of them in a serious condition.

The police later shot and killed the attacker, Russian authorities said.

The Islamic State militant group (IS) said on its official news channel that it was behind the attack.

She said a motive for the attack had not been determined. Information on the man's possible mental disorders will be verified, the committee said.

Investigators have opened a criminal inquiry into attempted murder, not terrorism, with the Investigative Committee's chief Alexander Bastrykin taking the case under his personal control.

Two of wounded are in serious condition while five more are stable, a regional government statement said.

Photos shared on social media and in the local media after the stabbings showed a body on the ground under a sheet. The report said one woman was stabbed while standing at an ATM.

Today, eight people were stabbed by an armed man in Russian Federation.

Surgut is the largest city of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area region with a population of around 350,000. It said that armed police then arrived and used their weapons on the attacker and "liquidated" him.

The assault came within days of deadly attacks in Spain and Finland.

  • Tracy Klein