Deadly Chaos Near Moscow: Shocking Attack Unfolds at Music Venue – Who’s Behind It?

The attack at the Crocus City Hall near Moscow resulted in over 115 fatalities and 145 injuries, making it one of the deadliest near the capital in recent years. Armed individuals stormed the music venue during a concert, with some reports indicating the use of assault rifles.

Concert Hall
Concert Hall (Image source: )

The Islamic State Khorasan Province (-K), an Afghan branch of ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack. ISIS-K has a history of targeting civilians and has previously conducted attacks in Afghanistan and .

The group's animosity towards Russia could stem from historical conflicts, particularly in regions with Muslim populations, such as Chechnya. The timing of the attack remains unclear, though it may have been influenced by operational factors.

Prior warnings from the US embassy regarding potential extremist activity in Russia were downplayed by President . Both the Kremlin and the US embassy have not yet responded to requests for comment.

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