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Moscow Attack: Russian Court Remands Eighth Suspect



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

Following last Friday night’s attack, a Russian court on Tuesday remanded an eighth suspect in custody.

The attack which happened at a Moscow concert hall, according to report, has claimed the lives of at least 145 people.

Reports have it that gunmen in camouflage clothing opened fire on the people at a concert in the Crocus City Hall near Moscow, the Russian capital.

The gunmen had also threw what some reports to be a grenade or an incendiary bomb, which started a fire.

Speaking on the latest suspect, the court’s press service revealed that he is originally from the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan.

The court further noted that he will be in detention until at least May 22, without detailing the exact accusations against him.

News About Nigeria gathered that four men who were also charged on Sunday for carrying out the attack are citizens of Tajikistan, also in mainly Muslim Central Asia.

Also, three more suspects who are reportedly from the same family and and another Russian citizen have also been charged with terror-related offences on Monday.

However, popular Islamic terrorist group, ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attack which happens to be Russia’s bloodiest in over two decades.

The terror group took responsibility for the attack in a short statement which was published by ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq on Telegram.

It however did not provide sufficient evidence to back up the claim.

The President of the country, Vladimir Putin had also acknowledged that “radical Islamists” were behind last week’s attack, but suggested they were linked to Ukraine somehow.