Three days of mourning have been declared in Dagestan after the terrorist attacks in Derbent and Makhachkala

    Events 24 June 2024 1492

    Mourning has been declared in Dagestan from June 24 to 26 in connection with the militant attacks in Derbent and Makhachkala. All entertainment events have been canceled in the republic, the press service of the administration of the head of Dagestan reports.

    "June 24, 25 and 26 have been declared days of mourning in Dagestan. The relevant decree has just been signed by Sergei Melikov," the message says.

    During the days of mourning, national flags will be lowered at half-mast throughout the republic. Cultural institutions and TV and radio companies located in Dagestan will cancel all entertainment, entertainment events and broadcasts, reports Interfax.ru.

    On Sunday evening, June 23, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan reported an attack on a synagogue and a church in Derbent, as well as an Orthodox church and a traffic police post in Makhachkala. A counter-terrorism operation regime has been introduced in these cities.

    According to the head of Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, more than 15 policemen and several civilians were killed.

    The National Anti-Terrorist Committee reported on the elimination of five militants in Dagestan, Melikov announced the destruction of six bandits.

    According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic, 16 people were taken to the hospital in Makhachkala - 13 injured policemen and three civilians. Information about the dead is being clarified.

    The Investigative Department of the IC of Russia for the Republic of Dagestan has opened criminal cases under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (terrorist act) on the facts of armed attacks in Derbent and Makhachkala.