Islamic State group urges followers to attack in Russia

Reuters, CAIRO

Tue, Aug 02, 2016 - Page 7

The Islamic State group called on its members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video posted on Sunday.

“Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes ... Oh Brothers, carry out jihad and kill and fight them,” a masked man driving a car in the desert yelled while wagging his finger in the last couple of minutes of the video.

The subtitled video showed footage of armed men attacking armored vehicles and tents and collecting arms in the desert.

“Breaking into a barrack of the Rejectionist military on the international road south Akashat,” read one subtitle.

It was not immediately possible to independently verify the video, but the link to the footage was published on a Telegram messaging account used by the militant group.

The Islamic State has called on its supporters to take action with any available weapons targeting countries it has been fighting. There has been a string of deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Europe over the past weeks.

Since the mass killing in Nice, France, on July 14, there have been four incidents in Germany, including a suicide bombing at a concert in Ansbach.