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The death toll has risen to 143

The death toll has risen to 143

The death toll from last week's attack on the outskirts of Moscow reached 143 on Wednesday, March 27, according to a new report by Russian authorities, the worst ever by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). On European soil.

The list of victims, published on the website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, now counts 143 deaths. On Wednesday, 80 people, including six children, were injured and were still hospitalized as of midday, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Maurashko said. TASS news agency. An anonymous medical source told TASS on Wednesday morning that 205 people received outpatient treatment that did not require hospitalization.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told reporters on Tuesday that many people in shock after the attack did not immediately return to doctors, so the sudden increase in such treatment.

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Claimed by the Islamic State group

On Friday, gunmen opened fire at a concert hall near Moscow, Crocus City Hall, before setting fire to the island. Four alleged attackers have been arrested, along with several other suspects accused of helping them.

The attack was quickly claimed by the Islamic State group, but Russian officials have not provided evidence and are continuing to liaise with Ukraine and its Western allies. Kyiv categorically denies these allegations.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged the alleged attackers for the first time, three days after the events and the IS claim. “Radical Islamists”While constantly pointing to Ukraine.

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He noted that the assailants wanted to flee “In Ukraine”. Crossing the border between these two countries, which have been fighting militarily for two years, is extremely difficult.

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