Two Female Suicide Bombers Kill 38 on Moscow Subway
At least 37 people have been killed and 60 injured when two suicide bombers struck the Moscow subway during the morning rush hour.
The bombings took place at the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations.
MSNBC reports, “The head of Russia’s main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the FSB, told President Dmitry Medvedev the bombs were filled with bolts and iron rods.”
Prime Minister Vladamir Putin, who is currently in Siberia responded, “A crime that is terrible in its consequences and heinous in its manner has been committed. I am confident that law enforcement bodies will spare no effort to track down and punish the criminals. Terrorists will be destroyed…”
The GuardianUK reports, “Vladimir Markin, a spokesman in the prosecutor general’s office, said body parts of the Park Kultury suicide bomber had been recovered and examined. They showed that the bomb – weighing between 1kg and 2kg and containing shrapnel – was at belt level. Markin said the bomber blew herself up as the carriage doors opened.”