Moscow Holds Day of Mourning for Terror Victims

Medvedev vows to destroy 'beasts' behind subway bombings
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2010 2:39 AM CDT
Commuters pass by flowers at Lubyanka Subway station, which was hit by a suicide bombing yesterday.   (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
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(Newser) – Moscow has declared today a day of mourning for the people killed in twin suicide bombings on its Metro system yesterday. The death toll from the bombings rose to 39 today after a victim died in hospital and eight of the 60 injured are in critical condition, the BBC reports. President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to "destroy" the perpetrators, who are believed to have been Chechen rebels.

The terrorists are "beasts,"Medvedev said after laying a wreath at the site of one of the bominbgs. "We will find and destroy them all." World leaders joined the condemnation of the attacks. President Obama pledged that the US would do everything in its power to "help bring to justice those who undertook this attack." Russia's foreign minister believe militants on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area may have been involved in planning the attacks.

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