Death Toll Rises After Terror Attack In Russia

Russia has charged four individuals with the assault and murder of at least 137 persons at a Moscow music venue on March 22nd. All four men appeared to have been beaten, and one was wheeled into court. Terroristic acts were one of the charges against them.

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack on Crocus City Hall and released footage of their crime.

Following a horrific terrorist assault in Russia, President Putin declared March 24 a national day of mourning. After the bloodiest incident in nearly 20 years, he revealed that extra security measures had been implemented.

Despite their best efforts to evade capture, all four of the criminals were apprehended when attempting to cross into Ukraine. There were arrangements to aid them on the Ukrainian side.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have taken credit for the assault, and The US claimed it had confirmed it via intelligence agencies. The attack is being investigated criminally by Russia’s Investigative Committee.  Putin said that the Ukrainian government may have been involved in the massacre. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has denied it.

Concertgoers were gathered to hear a band called “Picnic” when masked assailants stormed Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk. As seen in the video posted online, the gunmen started firing, hitting the crowd close range, and then detonating smoke bombs.

According to Russian media, the assailants also detonated explosives inside the music venue, causing it to catch fire. According to Russian media, several people were still within the burning building as they were being evacuated. The theater’s roof gave way as firemen battled the blaze for hours on Saturday morning.

Russians came out in droves to pay their respects at memorial sites and donate blood.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) suspected Ukraine of involvement in the assault.  Ukraine’s Zelenskyy denied involvement.

On March 22nd, Russia demanded that the US provide whatever information it had on the mass shooting and that Ukraine was not a part of the assault.

Earlier, White House spokesman John Kirby said there is currently no information that Ukraine was to blame.

Russia said it would be appropriate for DC to refrain from speaking if it had no information to provide.