US had warned Russia of possible terror attack on ‘large gatherings’: White House


Washington: America has warned Russian officer The White House said on Friday about a terrorist attack that possibly targeted “large gatherings” in Moscow in early March, the White House said on Friday mass shooting At least 60 people were killed outside the Russian capital.
“Earlier this month, US government National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said “there was information about a planned terrorist attack in Moscow – potentially targeting large gatherings, including concerts” and that Washington “shared this information with Russian authorities.” of.”
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Saturday. More than 60 people died and 145 were injured in the attack.
According to AFP, the group said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app that IS fighters “attacked a large gathering on the outskirts of the Russian capital Moscow.”
According to Russian news sources, the gunmen threw explosives, causing a major fire in the hall, which can hold 6,000 people. In footage from outside, the building is seen engulfed in flames, while a large plume of smoke billows into the night sky. The road was illuminated with flashing blue lights of several fire engines, ambulances and other emergency vehicles.
About 100 people were evacuated from the basement of a Moscow concert hall after a shooting and fire on Friday, emergency services said. Efforts are underway to help other people taking shelter on the rooftop.

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