Skip to comments.Deadly explosions on Moscow Metro system [UPDATE: 41 Dead; 2 Female Suicide Bombers]
Posted on 03/28/2010 10:12:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance
At least 25 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on the Metro system in central Moscow, with a second blast coming shortly afterwards.
The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station, reports quoting security sources said.
A second explosion happened at the Park Kultury station, Russian news agency Tass reported.
Ten people were injured in the first blast, Tass said, quoting the emergencies ministry.
The number of casualties at the second blast is not yet clear.
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Moved to breaking...
I didn’t know they had Amish in Russia.
in the words of Biden, THIS is a “Big F***ing deal.”
(Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed on Monday when two separate blasts rocked metro stations in central Moscow during the rush hour, law enforcement and emergency officials said.
Russian prosecutors said they had launched a “terrorism probe” after the two blasts. (Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge)
Russian prosecutors said they had launched a terrorism probe
Multiple blasts at rush hour...terror sounds like a good bet. Maybe this is some common ground the world can come together on...these vermin need to be dead.
I’m not sure. It may have been that extremist Jehovah’s Witness splinter group.
"Which to support? Muslims or Marxists? Hmm...."
already posted ;o)
Thank you for the ping happinesswithoutpeace.
I believe their up to 41 dead now.
Thank you Liberty Valance for the ping.
“41 DEAD IN MOSCOW SUBWAY DOUBLE BLAST - TERRORISM PROBE BEGUN
28 March 2010”
SNIPPET: “At least 41 people have been killed and scores more injured as two explosions ripped through the Moscow metro at the height of rush hour this morning.
The first blast at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow happened at 0756 (0356 GMT) as thousands of passengers were packed onto trains.
The headquarters of Russias Federal Security Service (FSB), successor to the Soviet-era KGB, is located just above the station.
The blast hit the second carriage of a metro train that stopped at Lubyanka, Russian emergencies ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said.
Russian prosecutors said they had launched a terrorism probe after the two blasts.”
By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
Last updated at 6:45 AM on 29th March 2010
SNIPPET: “Security sources told the state Interfax news agency the blast could have been caused by a suicide bomber.”
Watching headlines here:
March 29, 2010
“At least 40 dead in Moscow metro explosion”
SNIPPET: “No group immediately took responsibility for the blasts but suspicion is likely to fall on groups from Russia’s North Caucasus, where Moscow is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency.”
Prayers up for the victims and their families, very little sympathy for their leaders, who have been playing with fire in Iran and elsewhere. This isn’t the Cold War anymore, fellows, and if you dance with the devil you’ll find you won’t be calling the tune.
ON THE INTERNET:
Video included here:
Live on CNN.
3rd attack rumored.
Page last updated at 05:22 GMT, Monday, 29 March 2010 06:22 UK
“Deadly explosions on Moscow Metro system”
SNIPPET: “There was no fire.”
Thank you Roses of Sharon
“’Many Dead’ After Blasts Hit Moscow’s Metro”
SNIPPET: “The first blast hit a train at the city’s central Lubyanka station - located underneath the offices of the Federal Security Service, the KGB’s successor agency, and a mere half a kilometre from the Kremlin.”
SNIPPET: “The city’s prosecutor said one of the blasts was a suicide bombing.”
Off Thread Topic, but ON THE INTERNET:
Off Thread Topic:
“Tokyo marks 15th anniversary of subway gas attack”
By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
The Associated Press
Saturday, March 20, 2010; 6:22 AM
SNIPPET: “TOKYO — Tokyo subway workers observed a moment of silence Saturday to mark the 15th anniversary of a nerve gas attack by a religious cult, Japan’s deadliest act of domestic terrorism.
About 20 employees at Kasumigaseki station in Tokyo’s government district bowed their heads in silent prayer at 8 a.m., when members of the cult released sarin nerve gas in rush-hour trains on March 20, 1995. The five coordinated attacks killed 13 people and sickened 6,300 others.”
Udated March 29, 2010
“Reports: Moscow Subway Blasts Kill at Least 37”
“At least 37 people were killed in two explosions that hit the Moscow metro during rush hour Monday, local news agencies reported.”
SNIPPET: “All train services on the Moscow metro system have been suspended.”
Page last updated at 06:10 GMT, Monday, 29 March 2010 07:10 UK
SNIPPET: “Authorities in the capital have declared it a “terrorist” incident.”
SNIPPET: “Prosecutors in the capital told the Russian Interfax news agency that initial reports indicated both of the explosions were suicide bombings.”
SNIPPET: “There was a major attack on the Moscow Metro in February 2004, when at least 39 people were killed by a bomb on a packed train as it approached the Paveletskaya Metro station.
Six months later, a suicide bomber blew herself up outside a station, killing 10 people. Both attacks were blamed on Chechen rebels, who had targeted the capital in the past.”
“40 dead in Moscow twin blasts”
Last Updated: 2010-03-29 11:45:09
SNIPPET: “TV visuals of the blast sites showed bodies lying all over the place.”
“Timeline - Recent attacks in Russia”
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:26am BST
SNIPPET: “Suicide bombers wearing belts with explosives caused twin blasts that killed dozens of people on Monday at two central Moscow metro stations, Moscows chief prosecutor told reporters.”
“Airmobile hospital set up in Moscow”
Tag cloud: News
Mar 29, 2010 10:34 Moscow Time
SNIPPET: “An airmobile hospital was set up near the Park Kultury metro station in Moscow to provide medical care for those who suffered from the explosion.”
Yes, it’s heartbreaking.
Off Thread Topic.
Note: Photo included.
“Rebel Ideologist Killed After Filming Last Sermon”
09 March 2010
By Nabi Abdullaev
SNIPPET: “A Muslim convert accused of organizing the deadly Nevsky Express train bombing in November and a series of other attacks was killed by special forces in Ingushetia shortly after he recorded a farewell online sermon, officials said.
Islamic insurgents confirmed the death of Said Buryatsky, 28, on their web sites Monday and posted a photograph of the bearded Buryatsky’s blood-splattered face. The rebels said Buryatsky became a “martyr” on March 2.
Buryatsky, chief ideologist of the North Caucasus rebels, and seven other rebels were killed in an operation led by the Federal Security Service in the Ingush village of Ekazhevo, the Investigative Committee said. Ten suspects were also detained.”
The KGB is on the lookout for these terrorists...
From Times Online
March 29, 2010
“Women sucide bombers kill dozens in Moscow Metro attacks”
SNIPPET: “The blasts were caused by suicide bombers wearing belts packed with explosives”
SNIPPET: “The blasts were caused by two women wearing belts packed with explosives, Moscow’s chief prosecutor Yuri Syomin told reporters.
Surveillance camera footage posted on the Interbet showed motionless bodies lying in Lubyanka station lobby and emergency workers treating victims.
Passengers, many of them in tears, streamed out of the station, one man exclaiming over and over “This is how we live!”
No group immediately took responsibility for the blasts, but suspicion is likely to fall on Chechen militants and other groups from Russia’s North Caucasus, where Russia is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency.”
RT - In English - Video:
Typical, just like the chicks who brought down a few of Ivan’s airliners are few years back.
If I recall correctly, those were the Black Widows.
“Moscow suffers coordinated attack “
Published: 5:31PM Monday March 29, 2010
“Two ‘black widow’ female suicide bombers kill 37 in Moscow Metro attacks”
SNIPPET: “Moscow’s underground Metro was in chaos today after two female suicide bombers killed ‘many people’ in a series of attacks.
Officials said 37 were killed and more than 25 injured when the bombers - dubbed ‘Black Widows’ - blew themselves up on subway trains during the morning rush-hour.”
Note: The following news brief is a quote:
Moscow blasts blamed on women suicide bombers - security service
Tag cloud: News
Mar 29, 2010 11:11 Moscow Time
According to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, the Russian Federal Security
Service blames the blasts on the Moscow metro on women suicide bombers. Reports say the explosions were planned to hit as many victims as possible. Both attacks on the central Lybyanka and Park Kultury stations - occurred as the trains approached the platform. The latest reports say about 40 were killed and 37 were wounded. The devices destructive force equaled 3 kg of TNT. Luzhkov said train traffic on the Sokolnichesky line is to be restored by 13.00 Moscow time.
“Moscow Metro Explosion : Third Explosion Info Denied By Russia”
Last Updated: 2010-03-29T12:42:21+05: