Via the Telegraph:
"Two people in masks armed with automatic guns in a foreign-made car forced the minibus onto the hard shoulder, asked about passengers, then opened fire on the vehicle and fled from the scene," the Investigative Committee said in a statement.On November 28, 1941 Adolf Hitler met with Islam's Grand Mufti of Jerusalem - Hajj Amin al-Husseini - to discuss the terms of their alliance. The minutes from that meeting can be read HERE.
All six people in the vehicle were from the Moscow region. Three died on the spot and two were taken to hospital, it said.
A message on Islamist website Islamdin.com, hosted by the militant group Caucasus Emirate, said the tourists were killed by "mujahideens" because they "came into the zone of war".
In that meeting, Hitler pledged to Husseini that Germany would publicly align with the Arab Muslim world once it conquered Russia and opened the Caucasus mountain range to the south. That never happened because of weather and Russian resistance.
Here is the relevant portions of those minutes:
Germany was now engaged in very severe battles to force the gateway to the northern Caucasus region. The difficulties were mainly with regard to maintaining the supply, which was most difficult as a result of the destruction of railroads and highways as well as the oncoming winter. If at such a moment, the Fuhrer were to raise the problem of Syria in a declaration, those elements in France which were under de Gaulle's influence would receive new strength. They would interpret the Fuhrer's declaration as an intention to break up France's colonial empire and appeal to their fellow countrymen that they should rather make common cause with the English to try to save what still could be saved. A German declaration regarding Syria would in France be understood to refer to the French colonies in general, and that would at the present time create new troubles in western Europe, which means that a portion of the German armed forces would be immobilized in the west and no longer be available for the campaign in the east.Then, a little bit later, this:
The moment that Germany's tank divisions and air squadrons had made their appearance south of the Caucasus, the public appeal requested by the Grand Mufti could go out to the Arab world.Make no mistake, the Islamists are terrorizing the Caucasus mountain range for a reason.
Read the meeting minutes.