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Russia attack: who are the three attackers who pleaded guilty ?

After the attack which occurred on Friday March 22, near Moscow, killing 137 people, three of the four alleged attackers, whose profile became clearer ;cise, pleaded é guilty.

After a day of national mourning this Sunday, March 24 in Russia, following the attack which killedé 137 people, the alleged attackers were killed. placed in provisional detention. Three of the four judgments argued guilty for the attack on Crocus City Hall & Moscow. They appeared one by one in court in the Russian capital. Their profile has also become clearer. 

According to BFMTV, who reportedé information from the Tass agency,  Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev, would have "fully admitted his guilt". At 32, the one who passedé confessed is the father of four children. He does not speak Russian and therefore needed an interpreter during his hearing. The second, Saidakrami Murodali Rachabalizoda, 30 years old, is said to have died. in turn, confessed the facts just like Shamsidin Fariduni, 25 years old. Muhammadsobir Fayzov, 19 years old, the fourth and youngest accused, would have , as for à he, presenté in a wheelchair accompanied&eac; by doctors but without pleading guilty. According to the Ria agency, one of the suspects is a former employee of the company. from a hairdresser & Ivanovo, a town northeast of the capital. Another is the father of an eight-month-old child and worked in a parquet factory.

All four would be from Tajikistan, a former republic of Central Asia, where Islamic State is active. They would have tried to to head towards Ukraine after the attack, according to Russia, as reported by Russia. Le Point. The detention of the four alleged attackers could continue at least until May 22. They risk life imprisonment. 

On Sunday, March 24, the country observed a day of national mourning after the massacre perpetrated in the country. Friday March 22 in a concert hall near Moscow. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, left more than 137 victims, including 3 children, according to a latest report released by the Islamic State group. Sunday afternoon. 62 bodies were recovered. identified for the moment, many families remain without news of their loved ones two days after the attack. Excavations in the rubble of the burned concert hall continue. 

The assault, which the Russian media began with &agrav; report around 8:15 p.m. Moscow (5:15 p.m. GMT), was led&eac; by several armed individuals within the Crocus City Hall, a concert hall located in the heart of the city. Krasnogorsk, à the northwest exit of the Russian capital. The authors would have used "automatic weapons" and set fire the building à using a "flammable liquid," the Committee investigation on Saturday. The emergency services, cited by the Interfax agency, indicated that the attackers had "opened fire on the security agents" &agrav; at the entrance to the concert hall, before beginning to play. shoot the audience. According to a journalist from the state news agency Ria Novosti, individuals in camouflage outfits burst into the concert hall before opening fire and launching “a grenade or an incendiary bomb, which caused the explosion. a fire.

"The people in the room lay down on the floor to protect themselves from the gunfire for 15 minutes. 20 minutes, after which they began to play. &agrav; “Crawl out,” he said.  An AFP journalist arrived at the scene. at the scene hours after the attack saw black smoke and flames coming from the roof of the concert hall which can accommodate up to ;#39;&agrav; 6000 people. According to media reports, part of the roof collapsed. The fire was then destroyed. master's degree.

A final report of 137 victims died

Searches in the rubble will continue for "several days", warns Governor Andreï Vorobiov, on Telegram. The balance sheet, first fixed &agrav; around forty deaths, has increased around a hundred dead, Saturday March 23, 133 according to the figures then released by the Russian authorities on Saturday afternoon. According to the first elements of the investigation, the causes of these deaths are "gunshot wounds" and inhalation of fire smoke, indicated the Committee investigation.

Russian diplomacy denounced a "bloody terrorist attack". Russia has already été the target of numerous terrorist attacks in the past. In 1999, hundreds of Russians were killed. killed in two building explosions. 130 people had been killed, three years later, during a hostage-taking in a theater. The heavy toll of the Crocus City Hall attack places this attack among the deadliest in the country's history. 

Four alleged perpetrators arrested, a claim by Daesh

Saturday March 23, the director of security services (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov announced "the arrest of eleven people, including the four terrorists directly involved in the attack", according to Russian news agencies. In a televised speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that the alleged attackers arrested on Saturday "are éforeign" citizens, relayed   BFMTV. 

The Islamic State (IS) group, which had already claimed the attack on Friday evening, claimed' Saturday on Telegram, which four of its fighters ledé the attack using machine guns, a pistol, knives and incendiary bombs, before adding that the attack was part of ;quot;in the context […] of the raging war" between the group and "the countries fighting Islam". 

The Afghan branch, the Islamic State in Khorasan (IS-K) group, is the prime suspect for global terrorism experts, say ;vèle Le Parisien, recalling that the organization had strongly criticized the Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and its military interventions in Africa and Syria, explains the daily. Furthermore, the suicide attack against the Russian embassy in Afghanistan in 2022 and the fact that the group is working towards its expansion towards Russia, in particular with the creation of a Russian-language media, are all elements which could confirm this lead . 

An investigation into "terrorist act", Ukraine under review

An investigation into a "terrorist act" was é opened. Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that "the four authors" of the attack had been carried out arrested while heading towards Ukraine, where, according to preliminary data [investigators] ;ecirc;etors], a 'window' had been prepared for them to cross the border. In his speech, he did not mention the claim of the IS. 

According to several observers specializing in anti-terrorism research, a video shot by the attackers is circulating on the accounts of r& Social networks used by Daesh, reveals BFMTV. For one minute and thirty-one seconds, the images show several individuals with blurred faces and garbled voices, armed with assault rifles and knives, killing several people in what appears to be the lobby of the Crocus City Hall concert hall in Krasnogorsk.

Security services Russian security forces (FSB) claimedé that the suspects had "contact" in Ukraine and were planning to flee there. Kiev, for its part, denies any involvement by Ukraine in this attack and accuses Moscow of having orchestrated the attack. the attack. According to Russian media and the deputy Alexandre Khinstein, some of the suspects are from Tajikistan. They wereé conduits à Moscow and presented to the committee investigation, Sunday March 24.

"Early this month, the U.S. government had information about a planned terrorist attack on Washington. Moscow […]", declaredé Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the Security Council American national statement which adds that the United States had warned Russia, specifying that it could be targeted during & quot;large gatherings, including concerts". Interpol said that his services were ready to serve. help Russian investigators.

Rain of international reactions

​​​​​​Faced with the tragedy, and despite ideological differences, the reactions é international events have multiplied since Friday March 22. The White House addressed his thoughts to the victims of the attack. The European Union said, as for she, “shocked and dismayed”. One of its spokespersons, Peter Stano, published a message on the social network and that she addresses her "thoughts" &agrav; "All Russian citizens affected". The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reacted on social networks. "The images reaching us from Moscow are terrible. Our thoughts are with the victims and injured and the Russian people. “All light must be shed on these odious acts,” he wrote.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116