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World|life|October 30, 2023 / 12:34 PM
More than 20 injured in incident at Russia's Makhachkala airport
Local people are seen during a pro-Palestinian rally at the Makhachkala Airport after the arrival of a scheduled flight from Tel Aviv ? Ramazan Rashidov/TASS

AKIPRESS.COM - More than 20 people were injured in the incident at Russia’s Makhachkala airport in Dagestan, including police and civilians. According to the local Ministry of Health, ten people are in hospitals, with two of them in critical condition, TASS reported.

"Doctors from republican hospitals are treating ten victims are treating 10 injured in the incident at Makhachkala airport. There are moderate to severe injuries among both police officers and civilians. Two people are in critical condition. Doctors are doing everything they can to save their patients’ lives. Over ten more people with minor injuries sought outpatient medical care," the ministry said in its Telegram channel.

On the evening of October 29, several hundred people gathered at Makhachkala airport for a protest rally against the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Dagestani government reported that the situation was under control and that security forces were on the scene.

The situation in Dagestan after the riots at the airport the day before is under control, regional head Sergey Melikov told reporters.

"I hope that the situation that took place near the [Makhachkala] Uytash Airport is not characteristic of the socio-political situation in our region. The situation is under control, it will be under control. It will be controlled by both regional and federal authorities.There will be no destabilization of the situation, no matter how much our enemies would like it," Melikov said.

Melikov said riots were orchestrated from abroad.

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