A Deadly Terrorist Attack in Russia Claims At Least 115 Lives

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The attack unfolded shortly after President Vladimir Putin's victory in a highly orchestrated election. The perpetrators utilized firearms and incendiary devices, resulting in substantial casualties and injuries.

New Delhi (ABC Live): A deadly terrorist attack near Moscow claimed the lives of at least 115 people.

Gun-wielding assailants stormed a well-known concert hall complex, marking the deadliest terror incident in the Russian capital in many years.

The attack unfolded shortly after President Vladimir Putin's victory in a highly orchestrated election. The perpetrators utilized firearms and incendiary devices, resulting in substantial casualties and injuries.

Four suspects, allegedly attempting to cross into Ukraine from Russia, have been apprehended by authorities. The situation remains fraught with tension, prompting condemnation from the international community alongside expressions of support for the victims.

History of Terrorists attacks in Russia

Chechen Conflict: The most significant wave of terrorism in Russia stems from the Chechen conflict, which began in the early 1990s. Chechen separatists and Islamist militants carried out numerous attacks, including the Moscow theatre hostage crisis in 2002, where over 100 hostages died during a rescue operation and the Beslan school siege in 2004, resulting in the deaths of over 300 people, many of them children.

Moscow Apartment Bombings: In 1999, a series of apartment bombings rocked several Russian cities, including Moscow and Buynaksk. These attacks, which killed nearly 300 people, were blamed on Chechen militants and served as a pretext for Russia's second military intervention in Chechnya.

Moscow Metro Bombings: In recent years, there have been several deadly bombings on the Moscow Metro. Notable incidents include the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings, where two female suicide bombers killed over 40 people, and the 2017 St. Petersburg Metro bombing, which killed 15 people and injured dozens more.

Domodedovo Airport Bombing: In 2011, a suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport killed 37 people and injured over 100 others. The attack was carried out by a male suicide bomber from the North Caucasus region.

Other Incidents: There have been various other terrorist attacks and incidents of violence in Russia, including bombings, shootings, and suicide attacks, often linked to separatist movements, Islamist extremism, or ethnic tensions in regions like the North Caucasus.

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