Terrorism TERRORISM — Firefighters extinguish the blaze on the top floor and roof area at the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow, Russia after a shooting incident on March 22, 2024. The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday (March 23, 2024) said no Filipino was among the casualties. PNA/Anadolu

DFA condemns attack in Russia concert hall; says no Filipino hurt

March 23, 2024 People's Tonight 199 views

THE Philippine government has condemned the mass shooting in a concert hall in Russia that left at least 60 dead and scores injured on March 22.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday that no Filipino was among the casualties.

“The Philippines strongly condemns the heinous attack at the Crocus Hall in Moscow on 22 March 2024, which resulted in the loss of innocent lives, caused injuries to several people, and significantly damaged properties,” it said in a statement.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured people speedy recovery.”

The department said at least 10,000 Filipinos live and work in Russia.

While none was affected, it advised the Filipino community in Moscow to undertake the necessary precautions after the attack.

State-run Sputnik reported that three people in camouflage opened fire with “automatic weapons” at the Crocus City Hall concert venue at Krasnogorsk in the Moscow Oblast, killing 60 and injuring 115.

The ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora, Philippine News Agency