Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that radical Islamists are behind the attack on a concert hall near Moscow. During a televised meeting, Putin said that the crime was committed by extremists and linked it to a wider campaign of intimidation in Ukraine, where conflict has been ongoing since 2014.

The Kremlin has ordered the pre-trial detention of three suspects involved in the attack, bringing the total number of terror suspects in custody to seven, including four suspected of murder. The suspects appeared before a judge and three allegedly pleaded guilty. Despite Islamic State claiming responsibility for the attack, Russia and other officials have suggested without evidence that Ukraine may have been involved. The White House has dismissed these claims as Kremlin propaganda, stating that the attack was carried out by ISIS fighters.

Human rights activists have condemned reports of torture and injuries sustained by the suspects while in custody. They argue that this not only undermines the credibility of the evidence obtained but also perpetuates the cycle of violence in society. Three days after the incident, 97 injured are still being treated in hospitals, with 137 dead and over 180 injured.

The attack has gripped Russia, with grieving individuals laying flowers at a makeshift memorial at the scene of the tragedy. As investigations continue, questions about the motives and perpetrators of the attack remain unclear.

By Samantha Johnson

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