Just In: Eight injured and attacker killed after knife attack in Russian city of Surgut


At least eight people have been wounded in a knife attack in Russia.

The attacker was shot dead by police in Surgut, central Russia, at about 11.20am local time.

He ‘carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight,’ Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes said, adding that armed police then ‘liquidated’ the attacker.

Surgut is the largest city of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area region with a population of around 350,000.

It is a major centre for oil and gas production in the country.

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