Attack in Russia: the Islamic State group confirms the arrest of four of its members

A week after the bloody terrorist attack which left 143 dead near Moscow, Russia, the Islamic State group confirms that the four attackers, arrested by Russian authorities, are indeed from its ranks.

Attack in Russia: the Islamic State group confirms the arrest of four of its members

A week after the bloody terrorist attack which left 143 dead near Moscow, Russia, the Islamic State group confirms that the four attackers, arrested by Russian authorities, are indeed from its ranks.

While the country is still bruised after the attack which left 143 dead near Moscow, Russia, a week ago, this Friday March 29, the Islamic State (IS) group confirms that the four attackers, arrested by the Russian authorities, are indeed from its ranks, reports Le Figaro. In its Thursday edition published Friday at dawn and shared on Telegram channels, al-Nabaa, the IS weekly, confirms that "four fighters, who are soldiers of the caliphate", attacked the Crocus concert hall City Hall, located in the Moscow suburbs.

After the March 22 assault, the terrorist organization had already claimed responsibility for the attack that same day. But Moscow persists on the Ukrainian trail and continues to denounce links between terrorists and “Ukrainian nationalists”. The head of the Russian security services, Alexander Bortnikov, directly accuses the Ukrainian and Western secret services of having “facilitated” the attack. Accusations firmly denied by kyiv.

On Thursday March 28, the Russian Investigative Committee, responsible for the main criminal investigations, indicated that the perpetrators of the attack had received “large” sums of money from Ukraine, relays Le Figaro. During his first televised address after the tragedy, Russian President Vladimir Putin also said that the four men had been arrested in a border region with Ukraine where they were trying to flee via a "window" that had been prepared for them. on the Ukrainian side.

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