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Top Kyrgyz diplomat condemns Crocus City Hall terror attack

Sergey Lavrov, in turn, thanked his Kyrgyz counterpart for his words of support

MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev strongly condemned the terror attack on Moscow’s Crocus City Hall concert venue and reiterated his country’s readiness for closer cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after his phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

"The sides strongly condemned terrorism in any of its forms or manifestations and reiterated their readiness for closer practical cooperation in this area," the ministry said.

According to the ministry, the top Kyrgyz diplomat expressed deep condolences over the Crocus City Hall terror attack, which claimed more than one hundred lives, and asked to convey the words of support to the families of those killed and the soonest recovery to those injured.

Lavrov, in turn, thanked his Kyrgyz counterpart for his words of support.

On the evening of March 22, a terrorist attack targeted the Crocus City Hall music venue in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region, just over the Moscow city limits. According to the Russian Investigative Committee, the current death toll is 137, but may rise. The Moscow Region Health Ministry said that 182 people were injured.

Eleven individuals suspected of being involved in the terrorist attack have been apprehended, including four gunmen who were detained in the Bryansk Region, southwest of Moscow, as they attempted to seek refuge by crossing the nearby Ukrainian border. The four have been placed in custody.