Russian security forces launched a massive manhunt on Saturday for the perpetrators of a bomb attack on the Moscow metro that killed at least 39 people. The city’s mayor warned the final death toll could rise. President Vladimir Putin has blamed Chechen separatists for the bombing that tore through the second carriage of a packed rush-hour train on Friday. He has linked it to the March 14 presidential election in which he is strong favorite. The separatists denied responsibility for the blast. Police threw up a security cordon around Moscow and stepped up spot identity checks on the streets. They also published a composite picture of a man they said was a suspect and briefly detained two men who bore a resemblance to the portrait. Full Story
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