Female Suicide Bombers Kill 37 in Moscow Subway

Two female suicide bombers hit Moscow Metro in rush hour
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 12:43 AM CDT
Updated Mar 29, 2010 7:58 AM CDT
Police officer evacuate people from Park Kultury subway station in downtown Moscow today.   (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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(Newser) – Two explosions in Moscow's subway system killed at least 37 people at the height of rush hour this morning. The city's mayor says both explosions were caused by female suicide bombers who blew themselves up as trains pulled into busy stations, the AP reports, and security officials said the bombers were likely Chechen rebels. Dmitri Medvedev vowed to hunt down the terrorists "without compromise," Reuters reports.

The first blast hit Lubyanka station in central Moscow—located just yards away from the Kremlin and the FSB, the successor to the KGB—killing at least 23 people. The second blast hit Park Kultury station around 40 minutes later, killing at least 12.

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