Gunfire and explosion reported at concert hall in Russia’s Moscow

(Al Jazeera)Published On 22 Mar 202422 Mar 2024

Gunmen in combat fatigues burst into a big concert hall in Moscow and fired automatic weapons at the crowd, Russian media has reported.

Russian news reports said the assailants also used explosives, causing a massive blaze at the Crocus City Hall on the western edge of Moscow on Friday.

Some people were killed and wounded in the attack, but the number of casualties was not yet known, Russia’s state Tass news agency said.

Video posted on social media showed huge plumes of black smoke rising over the building.

Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported that at least three people in combat fatigues had fired weapons into the crowd.

Tass reported that an evacuation of the venue was under way, and that riot police units were sent to the area.

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Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies