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At Least 39 Killed in Bomb Blast in Moscow Subway

A bomb exploded inside a crowded subway train during the morning rush today, killing at least 39 people and wounding more than 130 in what officials said was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks linked to the war in Chechnya. The bomb — said to be hidden inside a backpack or bag — ravaged the second car of the train as it left the Avtozavodskaya station in southeast Moscow and headed toward the city’s center at 8:45 a.m. The blast shattered the train’s windows, rent its metal seats and bars, and hurled bodies and body parts from the train. Hundreds of passengers — some of them bloodied and dazed — staggered hundreds of yards through smoke-filled tunnels to reach safety. As they emerged, they described a scene of fear, confusion and carnage deep beneath the heart of the Russian capital. “I saw five bodies near the tracks and some metal parts,” said Anna Kolmykova, 51, who was riding two or three cars behind the one that was struck. Police officers who happened to be in her car helped escort the survivors out. Full Story

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