Deadliest attack in Russia for nearly 20 years

At least 60 people were killed in the bloodbath at Crocus City Hall – a prominent concert venue near Moscow.

This was the deadliest attack in Russia for nearly 20 years.

At the scene of the mass shooting, investigators worked through the night to gather evidence, including abandoned weapons and ammunition left by the gunmen.

As for the attackers, Russian officials have said very little about who they were – or where they are. There were indications last night that they had escaped and that police were trying to hunt them down.

A branch of the Islamic State group says it carried out the attack. Moscow has yet to comment on that claim. And President Vladimir Putin has yet to make any public comment on the attack.

In Moscow, and other towns and cities across Russia this morning, electronic billboards are showing a single burning candle and the word “Skorbim” – We mourn.”


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