Horrifying moment two ‘Islamic terrorists’ – including an arm-wrestling champion – kill two cops in a knife frenzy after mowing one down in a car in a Russian city
- Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked police in Magan, Russia
- Officers Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev, 34, and Zurab Daurbekov killed in the attack
- Video shows Islamists running one of the men over before stabbing the other
- Miziyev shot dead while Imagozhev, an arm wrestling champion, was wounded
Two police officers have been killed after two Islamic terrorists launched a New Year’s Eve attack in Russia.
Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked a police checkpoint in Magan, near the border with Georgia, shortly before the clocks struck midnight.
Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev, 34, a married father of four, died after being run over by a Lada Granta driven by the two men and then stabbed.
His partner, officer Zurab Daurbekov, was then attacked and stabbed to death.
Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, drove a car at a police checkpoint in the Russian city of Magan on New Year’s Eve (pictured), before attacking officers with knives
Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev, 34, a married father of four, died after being hit by the car before the Islamist attackers stabbed Zurab Daurbekov as he sat in his nearby patrol car (pictured)
Miziyev (left) and Imagozhev (right) posed with knives on social media along with the caption ‘love and hatred based on Tawhid!’
Kokorkhoev (left) died after being hit by a car and stabbed, while Daurbekov (right) was stabbed to death after being dragged from his patrol car
CCTV captured the moment the men launched their attack, speeding towards Kokorkhoev as he stood on the sidewalk before striking him.
The men can then be seen jumping out of their car and running towards a nearby police patrol car where Daurbekov is sitting.
The officer is pulled out of his vehicle and then stabbed to death as he lies on the pavement nearby.
In the meantime, more officers arrive before opening fire on the terrorists, shooting Miziyev dead.
Police shot and killed Miziyev while Imagozhev (pictured right during an arm wrestling competition) was shot and wounded
Imagozhev, a Russian arm wrestling champion, was also shot in the confrontation but was not killed and is now in hospital.
An image of the pair posing with knives was then uncovered on social media.
A message reading ‘love and hatred based on Tawhid!’ – referring to the central concept of the Islamic faith – was written underneath.
New Year festivities were immediately cancelled in Magas, capital of the Ingushetia region of Russia, amid a heavy police and security presence on the streets.
A concert and fireworks due to take place at midnight were called off.