Jun. 21, 2018
Amid calls by Islamic State for lone wolf attacks on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, a taxi driver near Red Square swerved onto the sidewalk and ran over a crowd of people. Seven people were injured including two soccer fans from Mexico.
The driver carried a license issued in Kyrgyzstan, a Muslim-majority country which was once part of the Soviet Union. This is, of course, no proof that the incident was an Islamist terror attack.
However, almost immediately, the mayor of Moscow issued a statement on Twitter saying, “There was an unpleasant incident with a taxi. The driver lost control of the vehicle.”