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39 Die in Moscow as Bomb Goes Off on Subway Train

A bomb exploded inside a crowded subway train during the morning rush on Friday, killing at least 39 people and wounding more than 130. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing though senior government officials, including President Vladimir V. Putin, said they suspected that it was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks linked to the war in Chechnya. The bomb, said to have been hidden in 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, had to stagger 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. Full Story

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