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Moment Moscow massacre suspects 'were arrested' - as videos show alleged killers of 143...

• By DAN WOODLAND and WILL STEWART

This is the moment the gunmen suspected of carrying out an attack on a concert hall in Moscow are arrested by Russian authorities. 

Videos shared online show three different men, who Moscow claims were responsible for the attack at the Crocus City Hall on Friday, allegedly being detained by a group of soldiers. 

One of the suspects is seen shaking on his knees, with his hands bound behind his back, apparently confessing to carrying out the massacre, which left more than 140 people dead. 

He was reportedly filmed while being held in the Bryansk region after he was found hiding in a tree while trying to flee to Ukraine, which has vehemently denied any role in the bloodbath.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the massacre, which they have said came 'within the context of a raging war between the Islamic State and countries fighting Islam'. 

A video shows one of the suspects apparently confessing as he is kneeling with his hands bound behind his back. 

He is quizzed: 'Exactly what was offered?', to which he replies: 'To do these things for money'. 

The interrogation continues: 'Which things? What exactly?'. He replies: 'These things, to kill.' 

A soldier then asks: 'To kill who?'. He responds: 'They sent the location [on the Telegram messenger].'

The man goes on to say that he was told to walk into the venue and kill anyone, no matter who they were. 

He said he had flown from Turkey on March 4 and had received instructions from unknown people via Telegram to carry out the attack in exchange for a one million roubles [£8,600]. 

He claimed he had followed a presumably Muslim 'preacher' on Telegram. He gave his name as Fariduni Shamsidin. 


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