Russia’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack in a Decade: The Crocus City Hall Tragedy

The progression of the attack on the concert hall in Moscow

The deadliest terrorist attack in Russia since 2004 occurred at a sold-out concert hall in Moscow, where over 130 people were killed by masked gunmen who arrived outside the building and started shooting. This incident was claimed by the jihadist organization Isis, bringing back memories of the 2004 Beslan school siege, where Chechen terrorists took over a school and resulted in the deaths of 330 civilians.

The attack began with the arrival of the gunmen at Crocus City Hall, followed by their shooting outside the building. They then entered the lobby and continued firing at people gathered there before making their way inside the concert hall. The gunmen threw explosives and set fires before fleeing.

The aftermath of the attack saw dozens of casualties due to smoke poisoning, prompting emergency response teams to arrive quickly at the scene to provide assistance. Russian authorities later arrested eleven suspects, four of whom are believed to have been involved in the attack. Investigations revealed that these individuals carried Tajik passports, raising concerns about extremist groups’ presence in the region.

This incident has shaken Russia and brought attention to terrorism’s ongoing threat, emphasizing heightened security measures’ need to prevent such tragedies from happening again.

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