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January 12, 2006
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A man stabbed seven people at a Moscow synagogue. The incident took place just before Wednesday’s evening service, when the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue in downtown Moscow was full of worshippers. The man, identified by police as Alexander Koptsev, 20, struck out at random before being pushed to the ground by Yitzhak Kogan, the shul’s rabbi, who had been stabbed, and his son. Koptsev is in police custody.

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