At least 8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack

Knife attack in Russian city of Surgut 8 injured assailant killed by police

Spain saw three attacks in quick succession between Thursday and Friday, as radical Islamists drove a van into crowds of people in central Barcelona, killing 14.

According to the regional Investigative Committee, the incident took place at the intersection of Bazhov and Lenin streets outside the Mir Shopping Center at 11:20 a.m. local time. Authorities Saturday said the incident was being treated as a terror attack, with an 18-year-old Moroccan shot in the leg by police now in custody.

A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said today.

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The law enforcement committee said on its web site that "the attacker has been killed". Nobody was killed, but the victims of the violence required medical treatment, the report said.

Police officers are attempting to establish the attacker's motive and are investigating claims he was mentally ill.

Surgut, about 2,100km (1,300 miles) east of Moscow in the Khanty-Mansiysk area of Siberia, has a population of more than 350,000.

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