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History of terrorist attacks in Russia… Around 300 people died in 6 major attacks since 1999

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The death toll in the attack during a rock concert in Moscow, Russia (Russia Mall Shooting) has reached 70 and more than 100 people have been injured in this attack. AFP report According to, the Russian government has termed it as a “terrorist attack”. Terrorist organization ISIS has taken responsibility for this attack. During the last 25 years, Moscow has been witness to many major attacks, in which hundreds of innocent people have lost their lives. Let us tell you when major attacks took place in Moscow…!

Apartment building bombing, 118 dead (1999)

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On September 13, 1999, a bomb exploded in an eight-story building in southeast Moscow in the early hours of the morning, killing 118 people. The attack was one of five attacks on apartment buildings that killed a total of 293 people in Moscow and southern Russia over a two-week period. Moscow blames the attacks on separatist “terrorists” from the predominantly Muslim North Caucasus republic of Chechnya. President Vladimir Putin has used the attacks to justify launching a campaign to crush the separatist rebellion in Chechnya.

Theater hostage case, 130 people lost their lives (2002)

On October 23, 2002, a group of 21 male and 19 female Chechen rebels stormed Moscow’s Dubrovka Theater during a concert and took more than 800 people hostage. The standoff with security forces lasts for two days and three nights. This situation ended when the security forces released gas in the theater to control the attackers and then attacked them. During this period a total of 130 hostages were killed. Most of them died due to suffocation due to gas.

Rock concert attack, 15 dead (2003)

On July 5, 2003, two female suicide bombers, identified by Russia as Chechen separatists, blew themselves up during a rock concert at Tushino airfield near Moscow, killing 15 people and injuring about 50 others. During this time, the annual Krylya (Wings) festival drew approximately 20,000 fans to hear some of Russia’s top bands.

Metro bombings, 41 dead (2004)

On February 6, 2004, a Chechen group detonated a bomb in a packed Moscow metro during the morning rush hour, killing 41 people. This explosion happened at a time when people leave for their work. After this, metro service also remained disrupted for a long time.

Suicide attack in metro, 40 dead (2010)

On March 29, 2010, two female suicide bombers carried out a suicide attack in the Moscow Metro. 40 people were killed in these attacks, one of which targeted the Lubyanka station next to the headquarters of the FSB intelligence services. Both attackers were from the volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan. Responsibility for these attacks was taken by Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov’s Caucasus Emirate group.

Airport attack, 37 dead (2011)

On January 24, 2011, a suicide bomber attacked the arrivals hall of Moscow Domodedovo International Airport, killing 37 people. Caucasus Emirates Group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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