Moscow Terror Attack: Gunmen Attack Concert Hall, 60 Dead

Moscow Terror Attack
Moscow Terror Attack

Tragedy struck Moscow just days after President Vladimir Putin's victory in the election. A group of gunmen opened fire in a large concert hall, killing at least 60 people and injuring over 100. The attackers also set the venue ablaze. Authorities are investigating the incident as a terrorist attack.

The attackers stormed Crocus City Hall, a music venue on the western outskirts of Moscow, with a capacity of 6200 people. Vladimir Putin was notified within minutes of the attack.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters attacked "a large gathering" on Moscow's outskirts and "retreated to their bases safely".

The European Union, France, Spain, Italy and India joined several countries in condemning the attack. "We strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attack in Moscow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. India stands in solidarity with the government and the people of the Russian Federation in this hour of grief," PM Modi wrote on X on Saturday morning.

It is reported that the US repeatedly warned Russia that the attack was imminent. The US warned the citizens in Moscow not to participate in huge gatherings.