One person is in hospital after the former president of the Georgian Judo Federation, Lomer Zhorzholiani, opened fire on a number of judo practitioners — judokas — who were demanding the resignation of Federation President Davit Kevkhishvili, according to Radio Tavisupleba. [Read more…]
Six people are dead and four more injured, after an attack on a church in the Daghestani city of Kizlyar. Five parishioners and the attacker were killed, while the injured included two police officers, who remain in hospital. The attacker was reportedly a member of the Islamic State. [Read more…]
Two civilians were killed and one injured in Azerbaijan on 4 July after an exchange of fire at the Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact. Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan have traded accusations over who fired first.
On 2 May, a group of unknown assailants shot 29-year-old boxer Iles Yandiyev in Ingushetia, following a feud between two famous clans which began with an argument on social media. He was shot in the spine and remains in hospital; according to doctors, he is in a serious but stable condition. [Read more…]