Kadyrov: it's not ISIS who responsible for attack on Chechnya church
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said that the terrorists received the order to carry out the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic from one of the Western countries, citing "intelligence data."
Earlier, ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead, RT recalls.
The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, armed with blades, incendiary devices and guns, stormed the Church of Michael the Archangel in the Chechen capital, Grozny.
The attack was thwarted by the security forces which killed all the four attackers during a brief shootout. A worshiper and two police officers were killed during the attack. Both officers were deployed to Chechnya from the Saratov region.
Three of the attackers were identified as residents of the Chechen Republic, while the leader of the terrorist group was from the republic of Ingushetia, according to Kadyrov.