Terrorism strikes the heart of Moscow as two female suicide bombers blow themselves up in the early morning hours in the subway and kill up to 37 innocents in the process. At last report 80+ individuals had been injured. All people were trying to do was get to their job and this happens.
Video from Russia Today via The Gateway Pundit
Two female homicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow’s subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said.
The head of Russia’s main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s.
The first explosion took place just before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB’s main successor agency.
A second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later.
Twitter pics can be seen at Michelle Malkin.com.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and those who perished and were injured in this senseless act of violence.
Islamist radicals from the North Caucasus are nearly always at the top of the list of suspects when a bomb causes death and destruction in Russia.
All the more so, when the attack is carried out by female suicide bombers.
Guerrillas fighting to separate the republic of Chechnya from Russia adopted the suicide bombing tactic for the first time in 2000.
UPDATE II: Statement from President Obama:
In a statement of condolences issued by the White House, President Obama said, “The American people stand united with the people of Russia in opposition to violent extremism and heinous terrorist attacks that demonstrate such disregard for human life, and we condemn these outrageous acts.”