UPDATED: I was paid 500,000 Rubles to attack concert in Moscow, suspect reveals

One of the suspected terrorists behind Friday’s shooting spree at Crocus City concert hall near Moscow, Russia’s capital has revealed that he was paid 500,000 Rubles to commit the attack.

In a video clip of the interrogation RT published, posted by its editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, the suspect who said he came from Türkiye, revealed that he had already been paid half of the money by the mastermind of the attack.

Earlier on Saturday, Russia’s FSB security service confirmed that eleven suspects, including four of the alleged perpetrators, had been detained in Bryansk Region, not far from the Ukrainian border.

The footage shows a bearded man lying on the ground and describing in broken Russian how he’d been paid to commit the terrorist attack.

The man says that before committing Friday’s atrocity, he had been to Türkiye. When asked what he did at the Crocus City concert venue on Friday evening, he replied: “I shot down… people.” The suspect added that he had committed the crime “for money,” detailing that he had been promised 500,000 rubles ($5,418).

The alleged perpetrator claimed that half the sum had already been transferred to his debit card.

The man also said that the curators, whom he supposedly does not know personally, had contacted him via Telegram messaging app, and arranged an arms cache for the assailants.

According to the suspect, he had been “listening to sermons… by a preacher” on Telegram for some time before being approached by the supposed masterminds of Friday’s attack “around a month ago.”

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