2018-02-20 11:06:00

Women killed in Kizlyar to be buried on territory of church as martyrs

Kizlyar, February 20, Interfax - The women killed by a gunman in Kizlyar, Dagestan, will be buried on the territory of the Church of St. George, near which they were shot and killed, Vladimir Vasilyev, acting head of Dagestan, said at an ad hoc meeting in Kizlyar.

"It is very important to hold the funeral ceremony on church premises tomorrow," Vasilyev said.

This decision was made by Archbishop Varlaam of Makhachkala and Grozny, he said.

"He said they had been martyred on the territory of the church and there was permission to bury them on the territory of the church," Vasilyev said.

Vasilyev held an ad hoc meeting in Kizlyar on Monday over the massacre that took place near the church in Kizlyar on Sunday, which was Forgiveness Sunday. Five women were killed in the attack. Another four people are hospitalized.

The funeral is expected to be held on February 20. This day is declared a day of mourning in Kizlyar.