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Moscow Concert Attack: Russia Charges Four Men With Terrorist Act

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Russia has charged four individuals of carrying out an attack that killed at least 137 people in a concert hall in Moscow.

One of the four, looked to have been beaten, was wheeled into court. They were accused of carrying out a terrorist act. The Islamic State group, or IS, claimed responsibility for the inhumane act outside Crocus City Hall on Friday and uploaded footage of it.

Without providing any proof, Russian officials have asserted that Ukraine was involved. The assertion is deemed “absurd” by Kiev. “We know that the crime was committed by the hands of radical Islamists, followers of an ideology that the Islamic world itself has been fighting against for centuries,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said senior officials on Monday, three days after the incident.

That assertion was vehemently refuted by Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, who declared that it was “absolutely predictable” that Vladimir Putin would place the blame on Ukraine “instead of dealing with his Russian citizens, addressing them”.

Putin stated on Monday that the attack was carried out by Kyiv, or what he referred to as “the neo-Nazi regime,” it intended to “sow panic in our society and at the same time show their own population that all is not lost for the Kiev [Kyiv] regime.”

The BBC has confirmed that the graphic footage that IS published, which depicts gunmen firing on the audience inside the performance hall, is authentic.

Four attackers opened fire on some of the approximately 6,000 people, who happened to be at a rock concert, inside the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, a northern suburb of Moscow, on Friday night. Additionally, the attackers started fires that spread across the venue and brought the roof down.

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