Malaysia condemns terrorist attack in Moscow causing 60 deaths, 145 injured


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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall, Moscow on 22nd March 2024 which caused the death of at least 60 people and more than 145 injured.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, Malaysia expresses its deepest condolences to the government and people of the Russian Federation, in particular the bereaved families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

“Malaysia reaffirms its stance in rejecting terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations. Malaysia continues to underscore the urgent need for a concerted international effort to eliminate the scourge of terrorism in a comprehensive and effective manner,” the ministry said in a statement, Saturday.

Meanwhile, the ministry, via the Embassy of Malaysia in Moscow, has confirmed that all registered Malaysians and Malaysian students in Moscow have been accounted for and are safe.

The statement added, Malaysian citizens including students in Moscow are advised to stay updated on the latest developments and follow the latest updates and guidance provided by the local authorities.

Assailants raided a large concert hall in Moscow on March 22 and fired at the crowd, killing 60 people dead, injuring more than 145, and setting fire to the venue.

The deadliest attack in Russia came as the country’s war in Ukraine dragged into a third year.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin called the raid a “huge tragedy.”

According to Reuters, the attack happened just days after President Vladimir Putin cemented his grip on power in a highly orchestrated electoral landslide.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on channels on social media, reports said.

 

– Malaysia World News


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