By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting from Moscow
MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)– At least 37 people died when two female suicide bombers attacked two different locations at Moscow’s underground metro system, including near the Kremlin, Russian officials and witnesses said Monday, March 29.
Russian rescue workers were still trying to find survivors, but at least three dozen people were already known to have been killed in the two bomb explosions, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said.
The first blast hit the subway train at the Lubyanka station in Central Moscow near the Kremlin, explained reporter Yegor Piskunov of Russia Today Television, who knows the area well. “Russia’s Emergencies Ministry says that the explosion occurred on the second carriage of the train at it stopped on the Lubyanka train station in the Moscow metro,” he said, speaking by telephone from Moscow.
“It is in the very center of the city and it’s very busy at this time. It is connected to many other stations and it is very close to the Kremlin as well.”
Russian emergency officials told local media that over a dozen people died in the wagon of the train and many others on the platform.
A second blast reportedly happened at the Park Kultury Metro station in the third carriage of a train, apparently killing over a dozen people.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. But the Russian capital has been hit by several deadly explosions that were claimed by militants from its turbulent southern region of Chechnya.
The Chechen militants have been fighting for independence from Russia.
One of Moscow’s most deadliest underground Metro blasts so far was in 2004 when two bombs exploded at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing over 40 people and injuring many more. (With BosNewsLife’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force, watching the threats of our time).