Moscow terror attack: Death toll rises to 93; Top updates

Moscow: At least 93 people died and over 100 injured after a group of gunmen sprayed bullets inside a large concert hall in Russia’s capital Moscow. The attackers also set fire to the concert hall. The brazen attack came days after Russia president Vladimir Putin bolstered his grip on power after a landslide victory in the country’s elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned 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.

Medics transport a body of a victim a waiting ambulance near the burning building of the Crocus City Hall on the western edge of Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 22, 2024. (AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his “condolences” to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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Xi “stressed that China opposes all form of terrorism, strongly condemns the terrorist attack and firmly supports the Russian government’s efforts to safeguard its national security and stability”, Xinhua reported.

Terror group Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on affiliated channels on social media. The fate of the attackers is unknown as of now. The roof of the concert hall collapsed due to the fire.

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