Female suicide bombers kill dozens on busy Moscow subway

March 29, 2010

(ChattahBox) – An apparent terrorist attack was carried out by what is believed to be two female suicide bombers, who blew themselves up on Moscow’s subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday.  Chechen rebels claimed responsibility for the blasts on a Web site associated with them. And Russia’s intelligence agency said preliminary indications point to “a terrorist.  Chechen rebel leaders have boasted of having a battalion of female suicide bombers in the past. Southwestern republic Chechnya have laid claim to land in the Caucus Mountains region for more than 5,000 years, and the conflict with Russia has exacted a heavy toll on both sides.Officials said the first explosion occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka subway station, located underneath the building that houses the headquarters of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main successor of the Soviet-era intelligence agency known as the KGB. At least 24 people died in the blast. A second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later, on the same line four stops away, killing at least 12 people.  A police spokesman said the bomber was wearing a belt packed with explosives and detonated it as the trains’ doors opened.

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