16-year-old boy shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ shot dead by cops after knife attack on policeman in predominantly Muslim Russian region
- The boy was armed with a knife and a Molotov cocktail at the Tatarstan police station
- He stabbed a policeman three times before another policeman shot him down
- Russian investigators say they are treating the attack as an attempt at terrorism
A knife shouting “Allahu Akbar” was shot dead by police after stabbing an officer and attempting to set fire to a police station in a predominantly Muslim region of Russia today.
The 16-year-old was armed with a knife and a Molotov cocktail and inflicted multiple injuries on a police officer before being shot dead in Kukmor.
Local media called out teenage striker Vitaly Antopov.
The Russian Investigative Committee said it was treating the incident as an attempted terrorist act and had opened criminal proceedings.
Russian news agency Interfax said the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” and called the police “infidels” during his assault on the Tatarstan region.
Russian police shot dead 16-year-old in predominantly Muslim region of Tatarstan (file photo) after stabbing a policeman and attempting to set a local police station on fire
Investigators said the teenager attempted to set fire to a district police building and stabbed the officer during his arrest.
He is said to have shouted “I am going to kill you all” while stabbing an officer three times in the hip and arm.
Another policeman fired warning shots in the air before being forced to open fire, officials said, claiming the teenager died of his injuries before medics arrived at them. places.
The injured officer was stabbed at least three times and taken to hospital, but his life was not considered to be in danger.
Investigators have opened a case for “attempted terrorist act” and “encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer,” the committee said.
Antipov is said to be from the Altai region of Siberia and worked in a halal cafe called Barakat.
Its owner, Marat Zamaleev, had served 14 years in prison for sabotage and illegal manufacturing of weapons.