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Shooting at Moscow concert venue leaves at least 60 dead

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Gunmen stormed a concert hall near Moscow, resulting in one of the worst terrorist attacks in the city in decades. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Reports suggest that the US had warned Russia about the possibility of such an attack, but President Putin dismissed the warnings as “provocative.” This incident is seen as a major failure for both Russian intelligence services and the Russian leader, who had recently campaigned on the issue of national security. The US had shared information about possible attacks on large gatherings in Moscow, including concerts. However, Putin criticized these warnings, calling them blackmail and an attempt to destabilize Russian society.