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Monday, March 29, 2010

Two explosions blasted Moscow's subway system! Terrorism is suspected.

MOSCOW (AP) - Two explosions blasted Moscow's subway system Monday morning as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 37 people, emergency officials and news agencies said.

Russia's top investigative body said terrorism is suspected in the blasts, although there was no immediate confirmation of how the explosions happened.

Moscow Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said the dead in the first blast on included 14 people inside the train and another 11 people on the platform at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, the KGB's main successor agency.

A second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later. City police spokesman Viktor Biryukov said at least 12 people were killed in that blast.

The last time Moscow was hit by a confirmed terrorist attack was in August 2004, when a suicide bomber blew herself up outside a city subway station, killing 10 people. (SOURCE AP)

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