Russia Hunts Subway Bombing Accomplices
Chechen group suspected in deadly attack
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 5:21 PM CDT
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, foreground, observes a minute's silence after laying flowers at the Lubyanka Subway station, which was earlier hit by an explosion, Moscow, Monday, March 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service)
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(Newser) – Russian police are hunting for the group behind a suicide bombing in which two women killed at least 38 at a train station in Moscow today. Authorities are preparing to publish security camera photos of the five people involved in the bombing—the two bombers, said to be young women, and three accomplices, a man and two other women. The federal security service, or FSB, says the bombers were "black widows," or female radicals from in and around Chechnya.

"Body parts belonging to two female suicide bombers were found, and according to initial data, these persons are linked to the North Caucasus," the head of the FSB tells the Times of London. No group has claimed responsibility, but the head of the Chechen resistance has promised to take the fight to Russia. "Blood will no longer be limited to our Caucasus cities and towns," Doku Umarov said in February. "The war is coming to their cities."

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