Subway Blasts Kill Dozens in Moscow

Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 09:47 am

MOSCOW " Female suicide bombers set off huge explosions in two subway stations in central Moscow during the Monday morning rush hour, Russian officials said, killing more than three dozen people and raising fears that the Muslim insurgency in southern Russia was once again being brought to the country’s heart.

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.
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 09:54 am
@Merry Andrew,
we're following this here

<shakes head>

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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 09:56 am
just a matter of god punishing atheistic russian communists.
Merry Andrew
Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 10:29 am
Amen, brother. Praise the Lord and pass the admonition.
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 10:48 am
just a matter of god punishing atheistic russian communists.

Or more accurately, it's just a matter of militant reaction to Russia's regional imperialism. You know, action and reaction.

From the article,
Two brutal wars in Chechnya and a guerrilla insurgency gave rise to numerous bombings and acts of terror in southern Russia throughout the 1990s. Starting in 2002, Chechen separatists then began to export their bombing campaign to Moscow.
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Merry Andrew
Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 01:07 pm
NPR reports that New York City (and probably other Western metropolises as well) is beefing up its subway security in the wake of the Moscow incidents.

Walking is good exercise. Stay the hell away from the underground.
Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 01:09 pm
@Merry Andrew,
of course you might be walking over a subway when it explodes

just stay home
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