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Source: IE

 Context: The gunmen, associated with ISIS-K (Islamic State Khorasan), carried out a shooting spree at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, resulting in the deaths of at least 143 people and injuries to hundreds more.

ISIS-K, or Islamic State Khorasan, is a terrorist organization that emerged in eastern Afghanistan in late 2014. It is one of the most active ISIS affiliates, known for its extreme brutality.

The group’s name “Khorasan” refers to the historical region that includes parts of Iran, Afghanistan, and other Central Asian countries. The name comes from Persian and means “where the sun arrives from“.