ISIS Takes Responsibility for Attack on Traffic Police Post Outside of Moscow; 2 Chechens Shot Dead

August 19, 2016
Surveillance tape from a camping store in Balashikha outside of Moscow where a Chechen who later attacked a police post purchased an axe, which he used to strike a traffic policeman on August 17, 2016. He was then shot dead by another policeman. Screen grab from video by 360.

LIVE UPDATES: ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack on a traffic police in the Moscow suburb of Balashikha on August 17.

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