Russian body count totals 115 dead, including three children

Eleven people suspected of being involved in a deadly attack on concertgoers near Moscow have been detained, Russia’s security service said on Saturday.

At least 115 people were killed and 145 wounded on Friday when gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at the Crocus City Hall near the Russian capital. Isis claimed responsibility for the attack.

Russia’s FSB told President Vladimir Putin that 11 people had been detained following Friday’s attack, including four who were directly involved, Interfax cited the Kremlin as saying.

Further work was underway to identify more accomplices.

Earlier, lawmaker Alexander Khinshtein cited “preliminary information” to say that two people suspected of carrying out the attack were detained after a car chase.

Mr Khinshtein said the attackers were in a Renault vehicle that was spotted by police in the Bryansk region, about 340 km (210 miles) southwest of Moscow on Friday night, but disobeyed instructions to stop.

“During the pursuit, shots were fired, and the car overturned. One terrorist was detained on the spot; the rest fled into the forest. As a result of the search, a second suspect was found and detained at approximately 3:50 a.m. The search for the others continues,” the lawmaker said.

Three children were among those killed in the attack; the RIA news agency cited the regional healthcare ministry as saying on Saturday.