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Massacre in Moscow: 133 Dead, President Putin Vows to Punish IS; Concerns Raised about Escalation of Violence in the Region

National mourning declared in Russia following Moscow attack

Massacre in Moscow: 133 Dead, President Putin Vows to Punish IS; Concerns Raised about Escalation of Violence in the Region

On Sunday, Russia is observing a day of national mourning after a massacre in a concert hall in Moscow claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) left 133 people dead. The attackers burst into Crocus City Hall on Friday evening, opening fire on the crowd with automatic weapons and starting a fire with a flammable liquid, according to investigators.

In response to the tragedy, posters with a candle on a black background and the inscription “We are in mourning 03/22/2024” appeared on billboards and bus stops in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the “barbaric terrorist act” and vowed to punish those responsible. He announced that the four attackers had been arrested while they were heading toward Ukraine.

Searches in the rubble of the concert hall are ongoing, with heavy equipment being used to dismantle damaged structures and remove debris. A video apparently shot by the attackers was released on social media, showing armed individuals in the lobby of Crocus City Hall firing on the crowd.

Russian authorities have stated that the suspects had links to Ukraine and planned to flee there after the attack. However, Ukraine has denied any involvement and dismissed the accusations as absurd. The attack has raised concerns about a potential escalation of violence in the region.

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