NewsISIS claims deadly attack near Moscow amid Ukraine conflict, over 130 killed

ISIS claims deadly attack near Moscow amid Ukraine conflict, over 130 killed

Are these four shooters from Krasnogorsk?
Are these four shooters from Krasnogorsk?
Images source: © Telegram | Amaq
11:34 AM EDT, March 23, 2024

Amaq, the news agency associated with the Islamic State (ISIS), released photos on Saturday of four terrorists behind the Friday attack in Krasnogorsk, near Moscow, as reported by Reuters.

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"The attack takes place amid the ongoing war between the Islamic State and countries opposing Islam," Amaq stated alongside the photos.

The assault near Moscow resulted in over 130 fatalities and more than 140 injuries.

Russia Attempts to Blame Ukraine for the Attack

The Islamic State confirmed its involvement in the Friday evening attack in Russia. Despite this, there are suggestions that Russia tried to attribute the terrorist act to Ukraine, despite Kyiv's strong rebuttals of any involvement.

Russian authorities disclosed on Saturday the arrest of 11 individuals linked to the attack, including four suspected of direct participation.

Amaq is frequently the first platform where ISIS terrorists claim responsibility for attacks. The U.S. State Department labeled it a "foreign terrorist organization" in March 2019.

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