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Putin Says ‘Radical Islamists’ behind Moscow Attack

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that the Moscow terror attack was carried out by radical Islamists. However, he did not name ISIS, the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Russian leader suggested that Ukraine may have played a role in the attack. Ukrainian officials have already clarified that they were not […]Read More

ISIS Releases Bodycam Footage Of The Attack

A video apparently shot by gunmen who carried out the Moscow concert hall attack has been put up on social media accounts typically used by ISIS, according to SITE Intelligence Group. According to SITE, the video appeared on a Telegram account belonging to Amaq, the news arm of Islamic State. The video shows several armed […]Read More

US Warned Russia About Terror Attack

The United States warned Russia about the possibility of an attack in Moscow, said Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the White House National Security Council. “Earlier this month, the US government had information about a planned terrorist attack in Moscow – potentially targeting large gatherings, to include concerts – which prompted the State Department to issue […]Read More

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Russia Terror Attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a gun attack on a Moscow concert hall. The group said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app that IS fighters “attacked a large gathering… on the outskirts of the Russian capital Moscow”. The IS statement said the attackers had “retreated to their bases safely”. Prime Minister Narendra […]Read More