Breaking: Moscow Terror Attack at a Concert Hall Leaves 60 Killed Despite Western Governments’ Warnings to their Citizens 2 Weeks Earlier to avoid Russia Travel & Public Gatherings. (Updated)

– US, UK, and other Western Governments Warned their Citizens Against travel to Russia & to Avoid Public Gathering two weeks Earlier.

– “The warnings by the US and other western governments must be strongly looked at and factored into the investigations of this terror attack”. Said a senior Terrorism Risk Expert at the MLi Group.

– “They can provide answers to questions as to why Russian security agencies failed to prevent the attack”. The expert added.

– ISIS is said to have claimed Responsibility.

– “The claim by ISIS is somewhat of a surprise,” commented the MLi Terrorism expert on ISIS claim.

– “I would want to see the verification ISIS provided when they supposedly issued their responsibility claim,” the expert added..  

  • Eyewitnesses tell of panic as gunmen open fire in concert hall.
  • Western Governments’ Warnings Two Weeks Earlier.

Moscow Terror Attack.

An attack at a Moscow concert hall kills 60 people and injures more than 100, according to Russian security services.

At least four people dressed in camouflage opened fire at Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk.

The roof of the concert hall, where people were waiting to see a rock band, became engulfed in fire and collapsing, according to Russia’s state news.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called the incident a “terrorist attack”.

Pictures show flames and plumes of smoke rising into the sky. Tass news agency says a third of the concert venue is on fire and the roof is almost completely ablaze.

There is a massive emergency services operation outside the venue.

Russian media report that some people are still inside and 70 ambulance crews have been sent to the scene. The Federal Security Service (FSB) says special services are there.

Reuters Rescuers work to extinguish fire at the burning Crocus City Hall concert venue following a shooting incident, outside Moscow, Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called on the international community to condemn the incident, which it called “a monstrous crime”.

“All efforts are being thrown at saving people,” she added.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. “I am sorry for the loved ones of the victims.”

Rescuers work to extinguish fire at the burning Crocus City Hall.

Western Governments’ Warnings Two Weeks Earlier.

“The warnings by the US and other western governments must be strongly looked at and factored into the investigations of this terror attack. 

They can provide answers to questions as to why Russian security agencies failed to prevent the attack.”

A senior Terrorism Risk expert at the MLi Group said.

 

Western Governments’ Warned their Citizens Against travel to Russia & to Avoid Public Gathering two weeks Earlier.

Uk and US residents have been told not to travel to Russia amid a warning that a terror attack was planned for the country’s capital.

The US embassy in Russia warned that “extremists” had imminent plans for an attack in Moscow, hours after Russian security services said they had foiled a planned shooting at a synagogue by a cell from the Afghan arm of Islamic State.

The embassy, which has repeatedly urged all US citizens to leave Russia immediately, gave no further details about the nature of the threat, but said people should avoid concerts and crowds and be aware of their surroundings.

Unfolding story. Updates to follow.


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What Is Geo-Poli-Cyber™?

MLi Group created the terms Poli-Cyber™ and Geo-Poli-Cyber™ (GPC™) in 2012 and 2013 based on the philosophy that if you cannot identify and name the threat, you cannot mitigate that threat.

Geo-Poli-Cyber™ attacks are political, ideological, terrorist, extremist, ‘religious’, and/or geo-politically motivated.

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