GCC chief denounces concert hall shooting in Moscow


The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Al-Budaiwi, expressed on Friday his strong condemnation and denunciation of the shooting incident in the Russian capital, Moscow.

In a press statement carried by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the Secretary-General affirmed the Gulf Cooperation Council's firm position in rejecting all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism that aim to destabilise security and stability in any region of the world.

Al-Budaiwi expressed sincere condolences and sympathy to the Russian government, its people, and the families and relatives of the victims of this tragic accident, wishing a speedy recovery for all those injured.

Earlier, Russian media reported that gunmen stormed the ground floor of a centre that included a concert hall and opened fire inside after throwing hand grenades and incendiary bombs, resulting in over 60 deaths and injuring hundreds of people. 

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