Officials in Daghestan have blamed militants for killing a teacher and burning a school in the Tsuntinsk district.
Daghestan's Interior Ministry claims an armed group shot dead physical education teacher Tsebari Zairbek Gazimagomedov late on May 31 as he was returning from evening prayers at a mosque.
The assailants then went to the school where Gazimagomedov worked and torched the gymnasium.
The fire spread and caused severe damage to the school.
A search is under way for the perpetrators.
Based on reporting by IFX, ITAR-TASS