Moscow Subway Explosion News Update

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Another sad day transpired in Moscow, city capital and business center in Russia as alleged Chechen terrorist group carried out another suicide bombing incident at the Moscow subway station. At least 37 people were killed in the incident and at least 60 people were reportedly wounded.

Two female suicide bombers threw themselves over separate passenger trains packed with people on their way to work Monday morning. The first explosion occurred at Lubyanka Station at Central Moscow while the explosion at Park Kultury Station near Gorky Park followed shortly. Several people were screaming and exiting the station to save their lives. Smoke, dead people and fire were everywhere. It was a very chaotic scene as many witness described.

The bombing incident were allegedly the work of terrorists and rebels from the North Caucasus region. The incident was the most sophisticated bombing incident that happened in Moscow in 6 years. Terrorists knew that the Moscow Subway Station is one of the busiest place anywhere in the city carrying millions of passenger everyday in order to aid severe traffic congestion.

A similar incident happened 6 years ago when an Islamic group from the North Caucasus region bombed the subway station. The North Caucasus rebels were part of the group who is fighting for Checknya’s independence. The most recent bombing incident from Chechen rebels before this happened late last year on a passenger train heading to St. Petersburg.

Many believed that the Chechen rebels were responsible for today’s suicide bombing incident since last month, Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov issued what seemed to be a “warning” message over an interview broadcasted on a rebel-affiliated web site saying: “the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia … the war is coming to their cities.”

Several firefighters, rescue workers and volunteers aid victims of the recent terrorist activity. No reports were issued however when the operation of the Moscow subway will return to normal. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed that “terrorists will be destroyed” while Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promised to uphold “policy of suppressing terror and the fight against terrorism”.



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