March 26, 2024

Moscow Attack

Camouflage-clad gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at concertgoers near Moscow on Friday… in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants. In the deadliest attack in Russia since the 2004 Beslan school siege, gunmen sprayed civilians with bullets just before Soviet-era rock group ‘Picnic’ was to perform to a full house at the 6,200-seat the Crocus City Hall just west of the capital.” Reuters

“Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged on Monday that last week's deadly attack at a concert outside Moscow was carried out by Islamic militants, but suggested it was also to the benefit of Ukraine and that Kyiv may have played a role… Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's Investigative Committee, told the Kremlin meeting the death toll had risen to 139, with 182 people wounded. Four men of Tajik origin were remanded in custody on terrorism charges.” Reuters

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From the Right

The right argues that ISIS’s renewed strength was made possible by the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

From the Left

The left argues that the attack will weaken Putin and worries about the threat from ISIS.

The left argues that the attack will weaken Putin and worries about the threat from ISIS.

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