Russian news agency reports charges filed against 4 suspects in Moscow terror attack

Four suspects have been charged in the deadly terrorist attack on a concert at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. The Russian ambassador to the United States has claimed that the U.S. administration failed to provide “concrete information” regarding possible preparations for a terror attack through the Russian Embassy in Washington.

The attack in Russia claimed the lives of at least 137 individuals, including three children, and left 182 others injured, according to investigators. As of Sunday, Russian officials reported that 101 of the victims were undergoing treatment in hospitals.

The Russian news agency Interfax was informed by the press services of the Basmanny Court of Moscow on Sunday that the two suspects involved in Friday’s attack have been identified as Dalerjon Mirzoev and Rachabalizod Saidakrami Murodali.

According to Interfax, the suspects have been charged with committing a terrorist attack that led to the death of an individual. They are believed to be part of an organized group. Although the suspects are currently in custody, investigators have formally requested their arrest.

According to the press service, the court has received petitions from the investigation to detain Dalerjon Mirzoev and Rachabalizod Saidakrami Murodali as a preventive measure.

If found guilty, the suspects could potentially be sentenced to life imprisonment.

Late on Sunday and in the early hours of Monday morning, two more suspects, Muhammadsobir Zokirchonovich Fayzov and Shamsidin Fariduni, were presented before the Basmanny Court. The court charged them with terrorism. A pre-trial detention of at least two months has been ordered for all the suspects.

In response to a statement made by a U.S. State Department official, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the United States, firmly denied that the U.S. shared information regarding a potential attack with Russian authorities. According to Antonov, this contradicts the U.S.’s supposed “duty to warn” policy, which has been in place for a considerable amount of time.

Antonov denied that any information was passed by the U.S. side before the terrorist act, stating, “Nothing was passed.”

He mentioned, “We were not provided with any concrete information or transferred any relevant details.”

The U.S. government has adhered to its longstanding “duty to warn” policy by sharing information on a potential attack with Russian authorities, according to a statement made by a U.S. State Department official on Saturday.

U.S. officials have asserted that the exchange of information occurred prior to the tragic attack at a venue in Moscow on Friday.

The search for bodies beneath the debris of Crocus City Hall, one of Russia’s biggest shopping and entertainment complexes, carried on into Sunday.

Russian news agencies reported on Saturday that four suspected gunmen responsible for the attack near Russia’s western border with Ukraine have been apprehended. President Vladimir Putin was promptly informed of this development.

State news outlets have reported that seven additional individuals have been apprehended, and authorities are currently conducting an ongoing search for any remaining accomplices.

According to Antonov, the attack on Friday received a somewhat muted response from official Washington. He further stated that the administration issued a clear statement on Saturday. However, it remains uncertain how much information was conveyed by Washington officials prior to the attack.

According to the ambassador, there is a question regarding whether U.S. officials shared all the available information with the Russian side, as they claim.

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