Khasavyurt

Khasavyurt

Khasavyurt[a] is a city in Dagestan, Russia. Population: 155,144 (2021 Census);[8] 131,187 (2010 Census);[9] 121,817 (2002 Census);[10] 70,514 (1989 Census).[11] It was founded in 1846 and granted town status in 1931.[citation needed] During the Russian Empire, the settlement was the administrative capital of the Khasavyurtovsky Okrug of the Terek Oblast. On August 19, 2012, six police officers were killed and eight people injured at two gun and bomb attacks in the city.[12] The town has thousands of Salafis.[13] In December 2016, the Russian authorities reported the existence of the Khasavyurt Group, allegedly linked to the Islamic State and a flareup of incidents and skirmishes between the police and local militants in and around the city.[14]