Stabber identified in central Russian city attack

Knife attack in Russian city of Surgut 8 injured assailant killed by police

Regional authorities are assisting the injured, of whom two are in critical conditions, local health authorities said.

The attack happened at about 11.20 a.m. As per a report in Reuters, the Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Russian state news agency TASS reported that the man had stabbed passers-by at random on the street.

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

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Russia's Investigations Committee said the attacker had been "liquidated".

Police said that officers had fired warning shots at the scene before firing at the attacker.

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

The police have "neutralized" the attacker, added the committee, in a press release.

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The motive behind the attack was not immediately clear and the attacker has not yet been identified.

Surgut, with a population of about 320,000, is an oil and gas-producing centre 2,100km (1,300 miles) north-east of Moscow.

It comes after two people were killed and eight injured Friday in a stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku.

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