U.S. Finally Breaks Silence On The Moscow Terrorist Attack

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(TheRedWire.com) – The State Department has put out a new statement in which they condemned Friday’s terrorist attack in Moscow which killed over 130 people. 

In the statement, they note that the United States condemns the attack and expresses deep condolences to the families of all those who were affected by the crime. It adds that the country condemns all forms of terrorism and that they stand by the Russian people as they mourn the loss of these lives. 

Russia’s Federal Security Service has noted that the attack occurred at a concert hall near Moscow after a gunman opened fire. In the video that was shared online, there were at least three gunmen who were wearing camouflage and had been using automatic weapons. 

Following the attack the Russian authorities detained 11 people, out of whom four were directly involved in the terrorist attack. This is considered the deadliest terrorist attack in Moscow in over a decade as more than 140 people ended up injured. Firefighters were also called in to assist with the situation as the concert hall caught on fire and the roof collapsed. 

On Friday the Islamic State group ISIS put out a statement taking responsibility for the attack. U.S. agencies have also confirmed that to be the case. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has attempted to create a link between the attack and Russia, however, Ukraine has denied being involved in the attack.

On Friday John Kirby, the White House national security adviser, had stated that there was no evidence that Ukraine was in any way involved in the attack despite the claims of the Russian president.

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