Russian investigators: 93 killed in Moscow attack

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MOSCOW — The Russian Investigative Committee reported on Saturday, based on preliminary data, that at least 93 people were killed in Friday's attack near Moscow. They also warned that the death toll is expected to rise.اضافة اعلان

The attackers, clad in camouflage attire, opened fire with automatic weapons on the audience in a music concert hall near Moscow on Friday. This attack was claimed by the Daesh.

Hours after the attack, in March, the U.S. announced that it had warned Russia of a possible attack targeting "large gatherings" in Moscow, as stated by the White House on Friday, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

Following the attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with law enforcement and rescue officials on Saturday.

Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin, stating that Putin received reports from the head of security agencies, the investigative committee, the National Guard, and the ministers of interior, health, and emergencies.

In a statement on Telegram, the terrorist organization, which has targeted Russia multiple times, claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that its fighters "attacked a large gathering (...) in the vicinity of the Russian capital Moscow." The organization further claimed that its fighters "withdrew to their bases peacefully."

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