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Moscow's Crocus City Hall Becomes Site of Latest Terrorist Attack to Take Place During a Concert Event

The attack took place when the venue was filled for a sold-out performance by the Russian band Picnic.

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The Crocus City Hall concert hall in Moscow on fire after the apparent terrorist attack this weekend.

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On Friday, March 22, a coordinated terrorist attack took place at the Crocus City Hall, a music venue located in Krasnogorsk, Russia, in western Moscow. The attack, which involved four gunmen performing a mass shooting as well as slashing attacks and incendiary devices that set the venue afire, took place just prior to a scheduled sold-out show by the Russian band Picnic.

“The whole country, our whole people, mourns with you,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the wake of the attack, which has claimed 139 lives as of this writing. “The main thing now is to prevent those who were behind this bloody massacre from committing new crimes.”

The event in Krasnogorsk is far from the first such terrorist attack to take place at a venue where a concert was either about to take place or had just concluded.

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A big teddy bear and flowers are left in memory of the victims of the deadly terrorist attack near Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk on March 24, 2024

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Bataclan Theater, Paris, France (2015)

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Manchester Arena bombing, Manchester, England (2017)

On May 22, 2017, the Manchester Arena fell victim to an Islamic terrorist suicide bombing in the wake of a concert by Ariana Grande. The bombing killed 22 people and injured more than 1,000, making it both the deadliest act of terrorism and the first suicide bombing in the UK since the July 2005 bombings in London. After the incident, Grande released a statement, saying that she would “extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.” She made good on her word, appearing at the One Love Manchester charity concert, joined by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Take That and Pharrell Williams.

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