Russia’s Investigative Committee says it has opened criminal probes over “acts of terror” after gunmen attacked a synagogue and two churches, killing a priest and six police officers in Russia’s Caucasus region of Dagestan.

The attacks took place in Dagestan’s largest city of Makhachkala and in the coastal city of Derbent.

“This evening in the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala armed attacks were carried out on two Orthodox churches, a synagogue and a police check-point,” says the National Antiterrorism Committee in a statement to RIA Novosti news agency.

“As a result of the terrorist attacks, according to preliminary information, a priest from the Russian Orthodox Church and police officers were killed.”... Read More: Times of Israel