Terrorism & Insurgency

Katibat al-Imam Shamil claims responsibility for Russia's St Petersburg attack

27 April 2017

IN A STATEMENT issued on 25 April, a group calling itself the Katibat al-Imam Shamil claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Russia's St Petersburg on 3 April, which killed 16 people and wounded 45 others, Reuters and BBC reported. The statement added that the attack had been inspired by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and was in retaliation against Russian military actions in Muslim countries.



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