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Russia says 60 dead, 145 injured in concert hall raid; Islamic State group claims responsibility

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Assailants attacked a concert hall in Moscow, killing over 60 people and injuring more than 100. The venue was set on fire during the attack. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the incident. The attack occurred shortly after President Vladimir Putin’s re-election. Russian authorities are investigating the incident as an act of terrorism. The concert hall was hosting a performance by the band Picnic. Videos showed gunmen shooting at people in the hall. Security forces arrived after the assailants had fled the scene. The attack is the deadliest in Russia in years.