Terrorist Bombing in Moscow Subway: Death Toll at 38 and Rising


by the Left Coast Rebel

Photo above via Gateway Pundit, via Rianovosti. Aggragated news on shocking twin attacks on Moscow subway stations today. First, Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs:

Two female suicide bombers strike Moscow subway, at least 37 dead Jihadwatch

Jihad in Moscow. “Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway,” by David Nowak for the Associated Press, March 29:

MOSCOW – Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow’s subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said.
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.
The first explosion took place just 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.
Emergency Minister Sergei Shoigu said the toll was 37 killed and 102 injured, but he did not give a breakdown of casualties at each station, according to Russian news agencies.
Michelle Malkin has this on Chechen Muslims training female homicide bombers:

Flashback to a post here on this blog from September 2004 during the Beslan massacre:
Read more about the female suicide bombers involved in the school attack and the other Moscow attacks. More here. And the Command Post is covering and commenting here.

Recall the Chechen Islamist who trained the female suicide bombers in the Moscow theater terrorist attack.

Russia Today has video, coverage of the incident:

Via Memeorandum, the New York Times:
The first attack occurred as commuters were exiting a packed train at a station near the headquarters of the F.S.B., the successor to the Soviet-era K.G.B. Officials said they suspected that the attack there was intended as a message to the security services, which have helped lead the crackdown on Islamic extremism in Chechnya and other parts of the Caucasus region in southern Russia.

The two explosions spread panic throughout the capital as people searched for missing relatives and friends, and the authorities tried to determine whether more attacks were planned. The subway system is one of the world’s most extensive and well-managed, and it serves as a vital artery for Moscow’s commuters, carrying as many as 10 million people a day.

“The terrorist acts were carried out by two female terrorist bombers,” said Moscow’s mayor, Yuri M. Luzhkov. “They happened at a time when there would be the maximum number of victims.”

1 comment:

  1. Tragic day in Moscow. Trending Topic today on Twitter. Here is some graphic video from moments after the explosion http://bit.ly/8YYp5l


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