Gunmen Kill at Least 6 at Synagogue and Churches in Russian Republic

Gunmen have killed at least six people in attacks on a synagogue and churches in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. The attacks took place in the capital city of Kazan, where gunmen opened fire on worshippers during morning prayers.

The first attack occurred at a synagogue in the city, where the gunmen opened fire on worshippers as they were praying. At least two people were killed in the attack, and several others were injured. The gunmen then moved on to attack two churches in the city, where they killed at least four more people.

The motive for the attacks is not yet known, but authorities in Tatarstan have launched a major investigation into the incidents. The attacks have shocked the local community and raised fears of further violence in the region.

President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attacks and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. He has also called for increased security measures to protect religious institutions in the country.

The attacks in Tatarstan come amid a rise in religious extremism and violence in Russia. In recent years, there have been several high-profile attacks on religious institutions, including a suicide bombing at a church in Dagestan in 2018 that killed at least five people.

The attacks in Tatarstan serve as a reminder of the ongoing threat of religious extremism and terrorism in Russia. Authorities must remain vigilant and take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of religious institutions and worshippers in the country.