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Moscow metro hit by suspected suicide bombing

At least 43 people dead and many injured as two explosions ripped through the Moscow metro during rush hour.

March 29, 2010 7:52 by



At least 43 people have been killed and many more injured as two explosions ripped through the Moscow metro at the height of rush hour this morning.

Security sources told the state Interfax news agency the blasts could have been caused by suicide bombers, according to press reports. Authorities have opened a criminal investigation into terrorism.

The first blast at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow happened at 0756 local time. The second explosion happened 45 minutes later at Park Kultury at 0838, killing at least 18 more people.

The last fatal attack on the Moscow metro was in 2004. Chechen terrorists claimed responsibility.



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