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Beggar Irina Malamova saved from bullets by about 50 parishioners of the Orthodox Church in Kizlyar, Dagestan. On Monday, February 19, according to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” with reference to the rector of the Church of Paul Kalikina.
According to him, Melkumova always “sitting near the temple on the bench, begging” and “baptized passers-by and smiled,” so parishioners considered it blessed and helped with money and food.
In the day of the shooting it also was at Church and when I saw the terrorist, rushed at him. “A woman hysterically screaming and beating the arrow bag. He shot her in the chest. Then again,” said Kalinin.
When the woman fell, the arrow distracted Cossack Sergey Presnyakov. “Bearded, in cap and a shotgun, he went to the Church, shooting and shouting: “Allah Akbar, we’ll have to cut, Russian pig!” Seeing that he again aims at women, I began to shout: “Shoot me, you coward!” He heard, turned, took aim, fired a couple of times, but missed,” explained Presnyakov edition.
Thanks Melkumova and Presnyakov rector of the Church had to close the bars on gates and doors where about to enter the shooter. Thus, according to him, remaining in the temple pregnant women and children were saved.
Shooting in Dagestan Kizlyar occurred on the morning of Sunday, February 18. 22-year-old Khalil Khalilov opened fire with a hunting rifle at the congregation, when they came out of the Church. At the time of the incident in the Church were about 500 people, most of them women and children. As a result, five people died and four were injured. The assailant was shot and killed by officers of Regardie.
The investigative Committee fulfills all possible versions of the attack, including a terrorist act. Responsibility for the shooting has claimed the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). A few hours before this video was found, which, presumably, Kizlyar shooter swore allegiance to ISIS.
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