Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Female Suicide Bomber In Moscow Subway – Two Blasts – 35 Dead

Posted by Info on 29/03/2010

On Monday morning, two blasts rocked Lubyanka and Park Kultury subway stations in the center of Moscow during the rush hour just after 8:00 a.m. At least 37 were killed and 25 injured in the blast.

The bomber who carried out a terrorist attack in the Moscow subway’s Park Kultury station was a female suicide bomber, a police source said.
“According to preliminary information, an explosive device equivalent to 500 grams to 2 kg of TNT was detonated,” the source said adding that the bomb was detonated at a 100-120 centimeters height, at approximately chest level.

This morning’s Moscow metro bombing follows attacks in which hundreds have been killed
27 Nov 2009 – A bomb blast derails the Nevsky Express with about 700 people on board. At least 26 people are killed and 100 injured.
17 Aug 2009 – A suicide bomber drives a truck into the gates of the main police station in Nazran, the largest city in Ingushetia, killing 20 people and wounding 138 others.
1-3 Sept 2004 – 331 hostages – half of them children – die in collapsing of school, after it is seized by rebels demanding Chechen independence.
24 Aug 2004 – Two Russian passenger planes are blown up almost simultaneously, killing 90 people. One Tu-134, flying to Volgograd, goes down south of Moscow. Moments later a Tu-154 bound for Sochi crashes near Rostov-on-Don.
22 June 2004 – Rebels seize an interior ministry building in Ingushetia, near Chechnya, and attack other locations. At least 92 people are killed including the acting regional interior minister, Abukar Kostoyev.
6 Feb 2004 – A suicide bombing kills at least 39 people and wounds more than 100 on an underground train in Moscow.
5 Dec 2003 – An explosion tears through a morning commuter train just outside Yessentuki station in Russia’s southern fringe. Forty-six people are killed and 160 injured.

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