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    Two female suicide bombers kill at least 37 commuters in bomb attacks on Moscow tube trains


    • Two bombs, 40mins apart, detonated during morning rush hour
    • At least 37 people dead, 65 injured
    • No group claims responsibility so far. Rouble falls

    Two female suicide bombers killed at least 37 people and injured 65 on packed Moscow metro trains today.
    President Dmitry Medvedev declared Russia would act 'without compromise' to root out terrorists as he ordered airports to be put on alert and security to be stepped up throughout the country.
    No group has so far claimed responsibility for the worst attack on the Russian capital for six years, but suspicion will fall on Muslim militants from the North Caucasus, where the Kremlin is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency spreading from Chechnya to neighbouring Dagestan and Ingushetia.
    Witnesses spoke of panic at the two underground stations, with people falling over each other in dense smoke and dust as they tried to escape.
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    Splattered with blood, a wounded man makes a phone call on his mobile outside the Park Kultury metro station shortly after a female suicide bomber blew herself up


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    A bewildered woman stares at crew in an ambulance as they treat her for a head wound in this image from Russia Today television

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    Covered in dust with her left eye blackened a wounded woman stares into the distance while holding a bandage to her knee outside the Park Kultury metro station


    The first blast tore through the second carriage of a metro train just before 8am as it stood at the Lubyanka station, close to the headquarters of Russia's main domestic security service FSB. It killed at least 23 people.
    About 40 minutes later, another blast in the second carriage of a train waiting at the Park Kultury metro station, opposite Gorky Park, killed 12 to 14 more people.
    Russian leaders had declared victory in their battle with Chechen separtists who fought two wars with Moscow. But while violence subsided in Chechnya, it has spread and intensified in neighbouring Dagestan and Ingushetia, where clan rivalries overlap with criminal gangs and Islamist militants.
    Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov told reporters that female suicide bombers had carried out the attacks.
    Prosecutors said they had opened a 'terrorism investigation' after forensic experts found the remains of a female bomber.
    Vladimir Putin cemented his power in 1999 in launching an ultimately successful war to overthrow a separatist government lodged in the Chechen capital Grozny.

    Russian leaders fear the loss of this region endangering energy transit routes could destabilise other areas in a country spanning 11 time zones.
    'I was in the middle of the train when somewhere in the first or second carriage there was a loud blast. I felt the vibrations reverberate through my body,' an unidentified man who was on the train at Park Kultury told RIA news agency in a video interview.


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    In this image from Russia Today television an injured man is treated in an ambulance

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    An elderly woman is overcome with emotion as she talks to a woman from the Emergencies Ministry


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    A hospital helicopter lands at Zubovsky Boulevard to evacuate the victims from the Park Kultury metro station
    'People were yelling like hell,' he said. 'There was a lot of smoke and in about 2 minutes everything was covered in smoke.'
    The Russian rouble fell to 34.25 from 34.13 against the central bank's euro-dollar basket, on concern the blasts could indicate the start of a bombing campaign against Russian cities.
    Russian equity markets were little changed, with the rouble denominated MICEX index up 0.04 percent.
    Some of the injured were airlifted to emergency hospitals in helicopters. Dozens of commuters were helped from each station to waiting ambulances.
    Surveillance camera footage posted on the internet showed several motionless bodies lying on the floor or slumped against the wall in Lubyanka station lobby and emergency workers crouched over victims, trying to treat them.
    'I was moving up on the escalator when I heard a loud bang, a blast. A door near the passage way arched, was ripped out and a cloud of dust came down on the escalator,' a man named Alexei told the state-run Rossiya 24 news television channel.
    'People started running, panicking, falling on each other,' he said.
    Medvedev ordered officials to fight terrorism 'without hesitation, to the end'.

    Massacre: A bloodied passenger is treated on the side of the road

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    Passengers try to make their way out of Prospekt Mira subway station. The attacks happened at the height of the morning rush hour


    Desperate: Dead bodies are scattered in the walkway at one of the stations
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    Moscow is where my parents met each other. Never been to this city but it's special to me. Stuff like this, the Moscow theater hostage crisis, and countless other terrorist attacks has been making me more and more dislike Islam. Seriously, what is wrong with people of this religion!? Why the hell do many of them tend to take things to extremes!? I still remember the torment that is the awful smell caused by the excessive use of perfumes some fellow Muslim students forced me to endure back in university.

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    Life is precious. Unfortunately, there are still quite a many idiots out there that willing to throw their lives away for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trien Chieu View Post
    Life is precious. Unfortunately, there are still quite a many idiots out there that willing to throw their lives away for nothing.
    it isn't for nothing ~ they actually achieve their goals and killed several. besides the psyche of suicide bombers cannot always be easily striked off as 'idiots'; longterm brainwashing, and sometimes even 'torture' could drive people up to desperation, enough to do anything just to get away from it.

    very often, being born in the wrong place, to the wrong people, is reason enough to have a 'screwed-up' lifestyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucre View Post
    it isn't for nothing ~ they actually achieve their goals and killed several. besides the psyche of suicide bombers cannot always be easily striked off as 'idiots'; longterm brainwashing, and sometimes even 'torture' could drive people up to desperation, enough to do anything just to get away from it.

    very often, being born in the wrong place, to the wrong people, is reason enough to have a 'screwed-up' lifestyle.
    What did they achieve for killing strangers that didn't do anything to them whatsover?? What they did is simply throw their own precious lives in the garbage and take many others with them for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trien Chieu View Post
    What did they achieve for killing strangers that didn't do anything to them whatsover?? What they did is simply throw their own precious lives in the garbage and take many others with them for nothing.
    erm, thats what they did, their goal is to kill people?
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