“A Identification of the victims’ bodies is ongoing. Currently, the bodies of 137 people, including three children, have been found at the site of the terrorist attack,” the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement.

“To date, 62 bodies have been identified and genetic tests are being carried out to establish the identity” of other victims, said the same source.

The Russian investigative committee also added that two assault rifles and a large amount of ammunition were found at the scene.

The previous report, released on Saturday, pointed to 133 people killed in the attack on Friday against the Crocus City Hall concert hall, around 20 kilometers from the center of Moscow, of which Russian authorities had already identified 29.

According to the latest data provided by Russian authorities, in addition to the fatalities, the attack left 154 people injured, most of whom are still hospitalized.

Today, Russia is experiencing a day of national mourning for the victims of this attack on the outskirts of Moscow. Since the beginning of the day, citizens have been bringing flowers to the site of the attack, in the city of Krasnogorsk, with the Russian flags at all state institutions at half mast.

Security forces have so far detained 11 people in connection with the attack, four of whom personally participated in the attack, according to Russian authorities.

The attack was claimed by the terrorist organization Islamic State and condemned by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called it a “barbaric and bloody” terrorist act and called for revenge.

Although he did not speculate on the masterminds of the attack, he suggested that four of those detained were trying to cross the border into Ukraine, which, according to the Russian leader, tried to create a “window” to help them escape.

Ukrainian authorities have denied any involvement in the attack and a US intelligence source told the Associated Press that US agencies confirmed the group was responsible for the attack.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported the arrest of 11 citizens allegedly linked to the attack, including the four terrorists who directly carried out the attack.

According to an IS statement, Friday’s attack is part of the context of the “violent war” between the group and “countries that fight against Islam.”

The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and several other countries and international organizations condemned the attack.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also “unequivocally” condemned Friday’s attack on the outskirts of Moscow, claimed by IS, an entity described by the White House as a “common terrorist enemy”.

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