Chilling Video Shows First Minutes Of Deadly Moscow Terrorist Attack

Last Updated: March 24, 2024, 16:27 IST

The video shows assailants firing at glass doors as panicked visitors attempt to flee.

Watch chilling footage of terrorists storming Moscow’s Crocus City concert hall, leading to a deadly shooting. Ukrainian President Zelensky accuses Putin of deflecting blame onto Kyiv

A video circulating on social media appears to depict the moment terrorists stormed Moscow’s Crocus City concert hall and started a deadly shooting that resulted in the killing of over 130 people.

The video, reported by the Russian news TV network RT, shows assailants firing at glass doors as panicked visitors attempt to flee. Some individuals seek refuge behind furniture. According to reports, the person who captured the footage was able to evade the attackers.

Russia Mourns

A day after the grisly attack, shocked Russians brought flowers and teddy bears to the Crocus City concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow to pay their respects to the victims. Sunday was declared a day of national mourning.

Mourners hung flowers on fences and piled them on the ground a short distance from the concert hall where gunmen opened fire on a crowd and set off explosives that started a huge fire. Amid the grief, firefighters pulled bodies from the rubble and worked to put out the flames.

A woman lights candles at the fence next to the Crocus City Hall, on the western edge of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 23, 2024. (AP)

On Saturday, Russia said it had arrested all four gunmen suspected of carrying out a shooting massacre in a concert hall near Moscow, and President Vladimir Putin pledged to track down and punish those behind the attack. In a televised address earlier Saturday, Putin said the gunmen arrested for the deadly attack were “travelling towards Ukraine, where, a window was prepared for them on the Ukrainian side to cross the state border”.

Kyiv has angrily dismissed the claims by the Russian leader, which come more than two years after Moscow invaded Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Putin of seeking to “shift the blame” onto Kyiv for the Moscow concert hall attack. “What happened yesterday in Moscow is obvious: Putin and the other scum are just trying to blame it on someone else,” Zelensky announced, after Putin said the suspects had been fleeing towards Ukraine.

“They always have the same methods,” Zelensky added. “That low-life Putin, instead of dealing with his Russian citizens, addressing them, was silent for a day, thinking about how to bring it to Ukraine,” Zelensky said. The Moscow attack has been claimed by the Islamic State group (IS). It was the deadliest attack in Russia for almost two decades and the deadliest in Europe to have been claimed by IS.

(With agency inputs)

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