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Islamic State Claim Responsibility for Moscow Attack

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on Moscow's traffic police, online monitoring organization the Site Intelligence Group reported Thursday.

Two men armed with guns and axes were killed after assaulting a traffic police patrol office on Schyolkovskoe Shosse to the capital's northeast on Wednesday. Two officers were wounded, with one still in hospital.

IS released a video urging its followers to carry out attacks in Russia earlier this month. The unverified clip showed a masked driver shouting, “listen Putin, we will come to Russia and kill you at your homes … Oh brothers, carry out jihad and kill and fight them.” IS has also claimed responsibility for a spate of deadly attacks across Europe this summer.  

Russia is currently providing air support to Syrian government forces in the fight against IS and other Middle-Eastern terrorist groups.

The Islamic State is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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