ISIS militant who prepared explosion at Kirkorov's concert reveals mastermind's name

ISIS militant who prepared explosion at Kirkorov's concert reveals mastermind's name
Philip Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin Photo: YouTube

On March 12, it became known that four natives of Dagestan, who were part of the Islamic State cell banned in Russia, were charged with terrorism.

Hidirnebi Kazuev, a native of Dagestan, who is accused of terrorist activities and preparing an explosion at Philip Kirkorov’s concert in Makhachkala, said that the purpose of the blast was to kill the singer on the order of Maxim Galkin. The Kommersant newspaper quotes lawyer of the accused Israfil Gadadov.

During the interrogation, Kazuev said that in 2017 he was in Moscow and Galkin offered him two million rubles for the murder of Kirkorov. According to the accused, the showman wanted to eliminate the singer, since he was jealous of Alla Pugacheva.

Kazuev added that he agreed to the deal, after which he received one million rubles in advance, a Nokia phone, and a SIM card. Then he was frightened that "many people could suffer," and abandoned the plan. At the same time, Kazuev spent the received money on the purchase of components for the manufacture of explosive devices.

Kazuev asked to interrogate Galkin, Kirkorov, and Pugacheva, and also to arrange a confrontation with them. However, the investigation decided that the testimony was given with the aim of “unreasonably delaying the course of the investigation,” and therefore the petition was rejected. Nevertheless, the lawyer intends to obtain verification of this version. Maxim Galkin declined to comment on this.

On March 12, it became known that four natives of Dagestan, who were part of the Islamic State cell banned in Russia, were charged with terrorism. According to the materials of the criminal case, they were going to arrange an explosion at the concert of Philip Kirkorov in Makhachkala on July 6, 2017.

However, the militants failed to realize the plan, since the territory of the hall where the artist performed was guarded by the police, "and they could not properly prepare to get into it." The defendants deny involvement in the crimes imputed to them.

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