Seven wounded in Russian Federation knife attack

Knifeman Shot Dead by Police Eight in Critical Condition After Russia Mass Stabbing					by Oliver JJ Lane19 Aug 20170		19 Aug 2017		19 Aug 2017

The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol responding to the emergency reported by witnesses, reports Russia Today. "All affected persons were hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees of severity", it said.

The attacker, who was born in 1994, had been killed, it said.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday has purported responsibility for a stabbing attack in Russian Federation, that has left two people in serious condition, reports ISIL's news agency Amaq.

It is not believed to be related to terrorism - but Islamic State said it was behind the attack.

It further said that police had used their weapons on the attacker and "liquidated" him.

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The police said they were investigating the incident as attempted murder.

"A man was running along the main streets stabbing people", the TASS news agency reported.

The suspect was shot dead by police after he wounded eight people in Surgut, Siberia, at around mid-day.

Photos shared on social media and in the local news media after the stabbings showed a body on the ground under a white sheet.

Surgut is the largest city and provincial capital of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.

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