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Mosque imam and parishioner shot dead in Dagestan

June 29, 2012, 1:32 UTC+3

The republican investigations committee confirmed this information

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MAKHACHKALA, June 29 (Itar-Tass) —— A mosque imam and a parishioner were shot dead in the settlement of Karamakhi in North Caucasian republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the republican interior ministry told Itar-Tass.

According to the spokesman, the incident took place at about 23:30 Moscow time on Thursday. Several masked men broke into the mosque and opened gunfire at imam Magomedkamil Gamzatov. They then set the mosque on fire and fled a stolen car. The fire was put out by local residents.

The republican investigations committee confirmed this information. An investigation is underway.



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