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Russia: 154 injured in Moscow concert hall attack

Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Moscow Province again revised on Sunday that the number of people injured in the terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall, on the outskirts of the Russian capital, has increased to 154.

The Health Ministry informed on its website that of 107 of 154 injured are still hospitalized, 44 remain in outpatient treatment, and three have been discharged from hospitals.

Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov wrote on his Telegram profile that the search operation will continue until the concert hall is fully cleared, and added that the identities of 50 people killed in the terrorist attack have been established.

On Friday, a group of armed individuals wearing camouflage clothing opened fire at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, on the northwestern outskirts of Moscow, a few minutes before the start of a concert by Russian rock band Picnic.

The shooting was followed by a fire that, according to the Emergencies Ministry, affected an area of nearly 13,000 square meters. The latest official reports said that 133 people were killed and 154 wounded in the terrorist attack.

So far, 11 people involved in the attack, including the four attackers who opened fire on the crowd at the Crocus City Hall, have been arrested.

Ukraine has energetically denied its involvement in the attack.

President Vladimir Putin declared a national day of mourning on Sunday for the victims of the terrorist attack, Russia’s bloodiest event in two decades.

Several world leaders expressed solidarity with the Russian people and condemned the attack in the strongest terms.