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Russian Courthouse and Concert Hall Attacked: Terrorists Killed 137 in Moscow

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Officials: Suspected Tajik men visited Turkey, showing signs of torture

On Sunday, a terrorist attack began at the Basmannyi courthouse in Moscow during the interrogation of suspects. 137 people were killed and more than 180 injured on the outskirts of Moscow on Friday night when a group of gunmen opened fire at the Crocus City Hall before a concert. The suspects fled the scene, but on Saturday morning, the Russian security service FSB said they had arrested eleven suspects, four of whom are suspected of having participated in the act themselves at the concert hall.

Four of the terrorist suspects are said to be citizens of Tajikistan. The president of the country Emomali Rahman condemned the attacks on Sunday. Shortly after the act, the jihadist Isis-K, active mainly in Afghanistan and Central Asia, claimed responsibility for the attack. The suspects were brought to the Investigative Committee headquarters in Moscow on Sunday.

Claims about the exact locations have varied from a village near Belarusian border to Hatsun near Bryansk city about 100 kilometers from both Ukraine and Belarus borders. Russia claimed shortly after that perpetrators were fleeing to Ukraine. Spokesperson for Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova hinted that Western countries used ISIS as an excuse to protect their “roads” in Kiev according to Reuters news agency.

Videos of arrest and interrogation situation began spreading on social media showing alleged torture by Russian security personnel against suspects. Members of Russian Social Chamber and representative Vladimir Rogov published an interrogation video on his Telegram channel on Saturday. The suspects will be held in pretrial detention for at least two months while Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov declined commenting on terrorism investigation, torture allegations and ISIS involvement in attack stating it is not current plan for Kremlin to restore death penalty despite former president Dmitri Medvedev called for it

By Samantha Nguyen

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