IP - Dagestan Republic in southern Russia on Monday observed the first of three days of mourning. Casualties of Sunday's simultaneous attacks raised to 19 people, including 15 Police Forces and four civilians including an orthodox priest.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani on Monday slammed Dagestan terrorist attacks.

Kanaani expressed his condolences and sympathy to the Russian government and nation, especially the families of the victims, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the wounded.

On Sunday in a series of coordinated attacks, terrorist groups targeted a police checkpoint in Makhachkala, as well as two churches and a synagogue in Derbent. The distance between the two cities is 128 kilometers.

The spokesperson said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran considers terrorism of any kind as a threat to human society and international security.”

Kanaani urged that the international community should show serious determination and make effective efforts to deal with the common threat against human beings.

Terrorist attacks in Dagestan's regional capital of Makhachkala and nearby Derbent were the latest extremist violence in the predominantly Muslim region in the North Caucasus, as well as the deadliest in Russia since March, when armed elements Attacked a concert hall in suburban Moscow, killing 145 people.


Gunmen kill at least 15 police, and priest in attacks in Russia's Dagestan