2 Suicide Bombs @ Moscow Lubyanka, Park Kultury Metros: 41 Killed
A suicide bomb at Moscow's Lubyanka subway station Monday at 7:50am killed 26 civilians - 15 people died in the train, and 11 on the platform. At least 15 others are wounded.
According to FSB, two women suicide bombers were behind the explosions. Preliminary reports say that body fragments of the attackers have already been found. The blasts were 300-400 grams of explosives each.
The bomber was in the second passenger car. Witnesses say that the explosion happened as the train came to a stop at the station.
About 45 minutes after Lubyanka, a second blast followed at Park Kultury Metro station. Fifteen people were killed at this station. Both stations are on the same line. Emergency workers tended to victims at both stations.
Park Kultury Metro Bombing
Both stations were experiencing a high volume of passengers at the time of the explosions due to the morning rush hour.
Although the metro continues to be a popular way of transportation in the area, multiple bombings have occurred in recent years.
In February of 2004, a suicide bomber set off two bombs during morning rush hour on the Moscow metro. Those bombs killed 42 and injured 250. Over 700 people had to be evacuated during this explosion.
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