“Islamic state”* took responsibility for the attack on the reception of the FSB of Russia in Khabarovsk. It is reported by the founder of the monitoring group SITE, Rita Katz on his page on Twitter. According to her, the corresponding message on behalf of terrorists was published by the Agency Amaq, affiliated with the militants.

Katz noted that the last time the terrorists of ISIS* take responsibility for the crimes committed on the territory of the Russian Federation two weeks ago, on 6 April. Two days before in Astrakhan were fired at the police, who arrived on the scene of an accident for the execution of the Protocol, the result was lost two inspectors, Vladimir Dyakonov and Dmitry Schoolchildren.

On Friday, April 21, at 17:02 local time (10:02 Moscow time) in Khabarovsk there was an attack on the city reception of the FSB. The shooter opened fire indiscriminately. Killing the officer and the visitor, second visitor was wounded. The attacker was killed.

According to the FSB, the attack was made by a native and resident of Khabarovsk Krai, a A. Konev born in 1999. The FSB stated that he is a supporter of neo-Nazi groups. According to Life, Konev two years ago converted to Islam. The REN TV channel, in turn, published his baby pictures, where a young man, presumably, from 12 to 14 years. RBC with reference to sources in the FSB clarifiesthat the offender was Anton Konev.

Note that the journalists of “Medusa” previously reported that to them in the editor received a letter in which responsibility for the attack on the reception of the FSB in the Khabarovsk took the “Russian insurgent army” (RPA).

The authors of the message announced that the fight against “repressive Putin regime and its secret police”. Answering the question of “Medusa” on why the assailant opened fire on a civilian, an anonymous representative of the RPA said that the target chooses not an organization but a specific contractor “within its capabilities”.

In addition, the RPA stressed that the attack is not connected with the anniversary of the birthday of Adolf Hitler on April 20. At the moment there is no official confirmation of reports that the attack may be involved in RPA. The FSB did not comment on the possible involvement of the organization to the crime.

*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a banned terrorist organization

“Islamic state”* took responsibility for the attack, the reception of the FSB in the Khabarovsk 21.04.2017

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