At least 37 people have been killed and more than 62 wounded when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Monday on two Moscow metro trains during the morning rush hour.
An Emergency Ministry spokeswoman said the first explosion took place at 7:56 a.m. on a train after it had stopped in the Lubyanka station in central Moscow, close to the headquarters of Russia’s FSB security service. It killed at least 23 people.
Forty minutes later, another blast went off in a carriage as the train was on the platform at the Park Kulturi metro station, also in central Moscow. The explosion left 14 more people killed.
According to the official information of Federal Security Service, the explosions have been carried out by two female suicide bombers. However, according to the sources of Interfax news agency, the explosive material could have been detonated by mobile phone.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks; however suspicion is likely to focus on Chechen rebels and other Northern Caucasian separatist groups.