NewsDagestan arrests linked to deadly Moscow concert hall attack

Dagestan arrests linked to deadly Moscow concert hall attack

One of the four detained men was reported to have confessed to personally delivering the weapon to the perpetrators of the attack in Crocus City Hall.
One of the four detained men was reported to have confessed to personally delivering the weapon to the perpetrators of the attack in Crocus City Hall.
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3:24 PM EDT, April 1, 2024

Individuals detained in Dagestan, located in southern Russia, on Sunday, were found to be involved in financing an attack on Crocus City Hall in Moscow on March 22. This information was provided by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), as reported by Reuters on Monday.

Please note: Many statements from Russian media and government officials can be part of the Russian Federation's information warfare campaign.

According to Reuters, the authorities have identified those detained as foreigners, although their countries of origin were not disclosed.

The FSB revealed that one of the four detained individuals admitted to directly supplying the attackers near Moscow with weapons.

A video released by law enforcement shows an interrogation of one of the foreigners detained in Dagestan. In the video, which was reported by the Russian portal Sota, the man confesses to supplying weapons to those behind the terrorist act at Crocus City Hall.

On Sunday, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) reported detaining three people in Dagestan during an "anti-terrorist operation." These individuals were allegedly preparing for "terrorist-related crimes" and were caught with automatic weapons, ammunition, and a homemade explosive device ready for use.

On March 22, Krasnogorsk near Moscow was the scene of a devastating attack on a concert hall, resulting in at least 144 deaths and 551 injuries. The Islamic State of Khorasan Province, identified as the Afghan branch of the IS terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Despite these claims, Russia immediately pointed fingers at Ukraine for the attack. On Saturday, the Kremlin formally accused Ukraine of orchestrating the terrorist act at Crocus City Hall and called for the arrest and extradition of all individuals involved, including the head of the SBU, Vasyl Malyuk. In retaliation, the Security Service of Ukraine highlighted that "Putin is officially on the international wanted list."

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