Monday, March 29, 2010

Moscow Subway Explosions: Suicide bombers kill at least 35 on Moscow subway

Moscow was rocked this morning by two female suicide bombers who set off explosive belts at two subway stations. The first blast killed 23 and the second 12. 
Fox News: MOSCOW -- Two female homicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 38, the city's mayor and other officials said.
Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Svetlana Chumikova said 23 people were killed in an explosion shortly before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main successor agency.
A second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later. Chumikova said at least 12 were dead there. The ministry later said 38 people were injured.
Chechen rebels are suspected after issuing a threat back in February: 
In February, Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov warned in an interview on a rebel-affiliated Website that "the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia ... the war is coming to their cities."
Umarov also claimed his fighters were responsible for the November bombing of the Nevsky Express passenger train that killed 26 people en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg. 



Perspective at Michelle Malkin.
Video at Gateway Pundit.
More coverage at The New York Times, BBC and Times of London.

16 comments:

Sparky said...

There's that peaceful religion in action again ...

Sending prayers to the victims and their families today.

Anonymous said...

They are doing things beyond consideration, anyway they are terrorist they will definitely do this

lisa said...

My heart goes out for the family's who lost someone in that tragic event.

ferri.samantha said...

Im doing a current event on this for health

Andy said...

Tragic morning in Moscow. Here is some graphic video from just after the blast http://bit.ly/8YYp5l

john bailo said...

I really want to see how the Russians will treat these guys once they catch them. Think they'll be any Gitmo-type arguments?

TechSlice said...

The level of violence is disgusting. What motive was behind the bombings?

Clifton B said...

Sparky:

I know, I am getting quite tired of hearing about these attacks.

Prayers are truly needed.

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

I fully suspect these subway attacks will soon be imported. God help us.

Clifton B said...

Lisa:

Mine too, a most appropriate thought.

Clifton B said...

Ferri.samatha:

Hope the links were helpful. Good luck on the report.

Clifton B said...

Andy:

Thanks for the link. You are right, it was graphic.

Clifton B said...

John Bailo:

There won't be any Gitmo arguments from Russian. Remember how they handled the terrorist at the Beslan school crisis?

Clifton B said...

TechSlice:

From what I gather is attack is part of the long standing grievances between Russian and Chechnya and the North Caucasus. Putin will take a big hit with this attack because he has been trying to project a new powerful Russian image.

Anonymous said...

Governments want people working and paying taxes. In Sept last year intelligence stopped 4 separate plots on US targets. Sears Tower, Fountain Place (a dallas skyscraper), Findley Federal Building and a Stadium.

"They [The Russians] have been from time immemorial, in a state of almost perpetual war with the (Islamic)Tatars, and with their successors, the (Islamic)Ottoman conquerors of Constantinople. It were an idle waste of time to trace the causes of each renewal of hostilities, during a succession of several centuries. The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God." John Quincy Adams, The 6th President of the United States (1825-1829)

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

Good observation, while America's struggle with Islamic fanaticism is new, Russian has had to deal with it for quite some time.

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