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March 29, 2010

Moscow Subway Hit With 2 Explosions Update 41 Killed

Russia Today video above

MOSCOW – Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday.

The Moscow subway system is one of the world's busiest, carrying around 7 million passengers on an average workday, and is a key element in running the sprawling and traffic-choked city.

The blasts practically paralyzed movement in the city center as emergency vehicles sped to the stations. Helicopters hovered over the Park Kultury station area, which is near the renowned Gorky Park.

Passengers, many of them in tears, streamed out of the station, one man exclaiming over and over "This is how we live!"



Moscow Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The first blast occurred about 8 a.m. at Lubyanka subway station. That explosion killed 14 people aboard the train and 11 on the platform.

The Lubyanka station is near the Kremlin and the nation's intelligence service, the Federal Security Bureau.

Another blast happened about 30 minutes later at Park Kultury station, on the same train line. The Emergency Situations Ministry reported 12 dead in the second explosion. Russian TV said the blast killed 15 people.



Fox News: At least 41 people were killed in two explosions that hit the Moscow metro during rush hour Monday, local news agencies reported.



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 Russia’s 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.”

TV visuals of the blast sites showed bodies lying all over the place.
In the first blast, fourteen of the killed were in the train and the others were on the platform. The station is located next to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters.

Wild Thing's comment.......

At one of the Russian news releases it stated this:
The blasts that hit the central Moscow metro system on Monday morning were the equivalent of two kg of TNT each, Moscow prosecutor Yuri Semin said.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 29, 2010 05:50 AM


The Russians will retaliate for this attack. Their methods will be direct. Any prisoner taken will be interrogated brutally. There will be no Gitmo type benefits. There will be no Holder type trial. The Russian methods will be effective.

Posted by: TomR at March 29, 2010 10:23 AM

Hi TomR,
Are you telling me that they won't worry about world opinion, that they won't reach out with an olive branch and ask for a dialogue, that they won't just stand up and tell the Russian people how great the Muslim "religion's" contribution to their country is? Is that what you're saying?

Posted by: Bob A at March 29, 2010 01:47 PM

Tragic morning in Moscow. Here is some graphic video from just after the blast

Posted by: Andrew Sansone at March 29, 2010 04:25 PM

Do you think Putin will read them their Rights, first. Hehehehe...Or will they get a public trial. I will bet, there will be no survivors.

Posted by: Mark at March 29, 2010 04:51 PM

Tom, I agree, Russians do not mess around and have PC like we do.

Bob A., haha exactly.

Mark, LOL good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 30, 2010 01:45 AM