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Moscow concert hall attack kills over 100 people

By Jordi Bou

March 23, 2024 - Russia has arrested 11 people including four suspected gunmen in connection with a shooting rampage that killed at least 115 people in a concert hall near Moscow, the Kremlin has said.

Several gunmen in combat fatigues entered the Crocus City Hall concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow on Friday night and opened fire in the popular music venue, killing at least 115 people and wounding more than 140 others in a brazen terror attack.

The assailants threw explosives, triggering a massive blaze at the hall, which can accommodate 6,200, according to Russian news outlets.

Militant Islamist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in Russia for 20 years. But there were indications that Russia was pursuing a Ukrainian link, despite a statement from Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak that Kyiv had nothing to do with it.

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PUBLISHED: 23/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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