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Seven Dead After Attack on Orthodox Church in Russian Province of Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) – Four gunmen attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian province of Chechnya on Saturday but were killed by security forces in a clash that also left two policemen and a churchgoer dead. The attack underscored security challenges in Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup next month.

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Turkey’s Erdogan on Russia: Jihadi Terrorism a ‘Caucasus’ Problem

Seventeen people have been arrested as of Tuesday in connection with the triple suicide-bomber terrorist attack at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul’s international airport, last week. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that more attacks will continue if the “Caucasus countries” do not put an end to jihadi recruiting.

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Saudis, ISIS, Al-Qaeda Agree: Time for Jihad Against Russia

The leader of al-Qaeda linked group al-Nusra Front is encouraging jihadists in the Caucasus to attack Russia. His call follows similar condemnation of Russia from rival jihadi group the Islamic State (ISIS) and a number of Saudi clerics.

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More Than 2,200 Russians Joined ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov announced this week that over 2,200 Russians are currently fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) terrorist group. The jihadists are spread out in Syria and Iraq.