Shooting at Unesco tourist site in Russia’s Dagestan

Shooting at Unesco tourist site in Russia’s Dagestan The attack at a Unesco world heritage site in Russia’s predominantly Muslim republic of Dagestan killed one person and left eleven injured Gunmen reported to be from an Isil-linked militant group opened fire at a Unesco world heritage site in Russia s predominantly Muslim republic of Dagestan on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring 11.

Although the ancient city of Derbent is popular with tourists, its surrounding region has long been plagued by shootouts between police and members of the republic’s underground Islamist insurgency 1 .

The area has also become a focus for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant recruiters.