MOSCOW (Diya TV) — Gunmen stormed a concert hall in Moscow, resulting in a devastating loss of life. Over 90 people were killed, and more than 100 others were injured in the brazen attack that unfolded shortly after President Vladimir Putin’s recent electoral victory.

The Islamic State group known as ISIS-K,  which is based in Pakistan and Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the heinous act, shedding light on their sinister intentions to target the crowded venue. Prior intelligence from US agencies had warned of potential extremist plans, underscoring the gravity of the situation.

Authorities swiftly apprehended four suspects believed to be directly involved in the attack. The assailants, detained near the Ukrainian border, raised concerns about potential ties to the conflict in the region.

The scene inside the concert hall was one of chaos and horror, with gunmen unleashing gunfire on unsuspecting concertgoers. Videos captured the harrowing moments as civilians faced bullets at point-blank range, while the building became engulfed in flames, trapping many inside.

The attack, occurring during a performance by Russian rock band Picnic, sent shockwaves throughout the nation. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin described it as a “huge tragedy,” highlighting the profound impact on the community.

In the aftermath, an outpouring of support and solidarity flooded in from around the world, condemning the cowardly act of terror. The UN Security Council swiftly denounced the attack, emphasizing the need for justice and accountability.

As the investigation unfolds, questions arise about the assailants’ motives and the security measures in place. Despite heightened vigilance following prior warnings, the assault serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threat of terrorism.

Amidst the grief and outrage, the people of Moscow demonstrated resilience, with hundreds lining up to donate blood and plasma.