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Gunmen Attack Rock Concert In Moscow, 40 Dead



Russia: Death Toll Rises to 115 In Moscow Concert Hall Terrorist Attack

Gunmen opened fire at a rock concert in a Moscow suburb on Friday, resulting in the deaths of at least 40 people and over 100 wounded.

News About Nigeria gathered that the attackers, dressed in camouflage uniforms, stormed into the Crocus City concert hall in the Krasnogorsk suburb, located in the northern part of the Russian capital.

According to a journalist from the RIA Novosti news agency who was present at the scene, the assailants launched the attack by opening fire and throwing a grenade.

The concert hall burst into flame, causing chaos and panic among the attendees.

The FSB security service, quoted by the Interfax news agency and other Russian media outlets, confirmed the attack.

Authorities initiated a ‘terrorist’ investigation into the incident while putting President Vladimir Putin abreast of developments.

Videos shared on Telegram news channels depicted scenes of flames and thick black smoke from the concert hall.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin expressed sorrow over the “terrible tragedy” that occurred during the concert by the Russian rock band Piknik.

As a result, all public events in the city for the weekend were canceled.

Reports from security services, as reported by Interfax, indicated that between two and five people armed with automatic weapons carried out the attack. 

Concert attendees were forced to take cover for several minutes as the gunmen unleashed gunfire.

Emergency responders worked to evacuate survivors, with approximately 100 people managing to escape through the theatre basement.

However, about one-third of the complex was consumed by fire.

Russia’s foreign ministry condemned the attack as a “bloody terrorist act,” calling for international solidarity against such heinous crimes.

Meanwhile, the US National Security Council spokesperson stated that there was no immediate evidence linking the attack to the conflict in Ukraine.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took to Telegram to demand ruthless action against any person involved in the attack, particularly if linked to Ukraine.