Islamic State attack at Crocus City Hall near Moscow

ABC News March 28, 2024, 09:00 PM UTC

Summary: The Crocus City Hall attack near Moscow resulted in over 140 deaths and numerous injuries. The Islamic State group orchestrated the assault, aiming to spread fear and gain morale. Factors like media influence, diversion of resources due to the Ukraine invasion, and racial tensions contributed to Russia becoming a target. Islamic State's decline led to decentralized attacks, with the Khorasan branch handling coordination. US issued warnings about large gatherings, intercepted by Russia with skepticism.

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