Monday, March 29, 2010

Female suicide bombers blamed in Moscow leaving 38 dead

Female suicide bombers blamed in Moscow subway attacks
March 29, 2010 8:54 a.m. EDT
Female bombers detonated explosions in Moscow subway stations, officials say
38 people killed, 65 wounded, government ministry reports
First blast occurred near the Kremlin and the nation's intelligence service
Web site associated with Chechen separatists claims responsibility for attacks
Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- Female suicide bombers detonated explosions that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 38 people, officials said.

"It was a terrorist act carried out by the female suicide bombers," said Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, citing Russia's intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service. "They were specifically timed -- for ... the train was nearing the station -- to make the most damage.

"The blast was caused by 300 to 400 grams of explosives," he said.

Forensic teams were combing wreckage from the underground blasts for clues.
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Female suicide bombers blamed in Moscow subway attacks

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