ISIS Claims Responsibility for Moscow Concert Venue Attack, 93 Dead, Dozens Wounded

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Moscow Concert Venue Attack, 93 Dead, Dozens Wounded

  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack at the Moscow Crocus City Hall, resulting in the tragic loss of 93 lives and leaving at least 145 people injured
  • Video footage shows the chaotic scene as armed assailants stormed the Moscow venue, causing panic and terror among concert-goers
  • The Moscow concert hall attack is being characterised as the most deadly terror incident in the country’s recent history

Trisha Pillay is a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg. Beginning her 13-year-long career at eNCA, she honed her reporting skills and coverage of crime and court cases, which she further developed at the Citizen Newspaper, African News Network and Newzroom Afrika. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email: with CA in the subject line.

Read also

8-Year-old survivor of Moria bus crash that claimed 45 recovering in hospital

Terror group ISIS claims responsibility for Moscow concert.
The death toll is expected to climb in Moscow after a deadly attack. Images: @TheSpot and Getty Images/Ignatiev
Source: UGC

MOSCOW - The ISIS group has claimed responsibility for a brazen attack on Moscow’s Crocus City Hall.

93 Dead in ISIS attack in Moscow

According to Aljazeera, Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed at least 93 fatalities in the Moscow concert hall attack. At least 187 people, including eight children, were also injured.

PAY ATTENTION: Watch the hottest celebrity stories on our YouTube channel 'Briefly TV'. Subscribe now!

It has been reported that several men in combat fatigues had entered the concert hall about 20km from the Kremlin and next to the Moscow ring road and fired on those inside.

The terror group took responsibility for the attack in a short statement published by ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq on Telegram on Friday. It did not provide evidence to support the claim.

Friday’s assault, the most lethal terror attack on Moscow in decades, occurred shortly after President Vladimir Putin’s landslide victory in a closely managed election, further consolidating his control over the nation he has governed since the early 2000s.

Read also

Limpopo shootout at taxi rank leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

World weighs in

Global reactions poured in following the malicious attack that claimed the lives of over 93 individuals. With dozens more injured, authorities anticipate the death toll to rise.

Read the reactions here:

@Shank Golfer asked:

"I thought ISIS was eliminated?"

@Rexemma153 shared:

"Government knew them."

@sadafmalikk786 commented:

"I hope everyone is safe."

@SanteeSounds commented:

"That is really terrible they did that and many people lost their lives. So what’s next now?"

@DrRafiKishon said:

"In the wake of the terrible attack in Moscow carried out by ISIS - I call on the Russians to exercise restraint and act only according to the strict international laws."

Russia-Ukraine war: Missile attack on Kyiv leaves 4 dead, 92 injured

In a related story, Briefly News reported that Russian attacks on Kyiv have left residential buildings, a warehouse, a supermarket and gas infrastructure destroyed, and some parts of Kyiv were cut off from electricity and water.

Read also

Ian Cameron joins DA, inspired by slain South African Police Service officers

In the morning attack, 92 people were reported injured and four killed, with the number of victims potentially increasing as search and rescue operations continue.

Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, called on foreign states to respond decisively, supply additional defence systems and terminate contact with Russia.

Source: Briefly News

Online view pixel