Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to fight terrorism “without hesitation, to the end,” after suicide bombers killed at least 35 people at two Moscow metro stations.
Female suicide bombers have been blamed for killing least 35 people and injuring at least 38 in twin blasts during Monday morning rush hour, as the trains were packed with commuters.
“We can assume that belts with explosive devices were attached to their bodies,” Moscow’s chief prosecutor Yuri Syomin told reporters.
The first explosion hit the Lubyanka station in central Moscow shortly before 8am local time. A spokeswoman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told the Itar-Tass news that 22 people had been killed in the blast at Lubyanka station. Fatalities occurred both inside the train and on the platform, according to the spokeswoman.
The second blast hit the station Park Kultury at 08:38 local time, new agencies said. City police spokesman Viktor Biryukov said at least 12 people were killed in that explosion.
NATO has condemned the attacks and offered its support to Russia.
“I express my condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. NATO remains committed to cooperating with Russia in the fight against international terrorism,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but suspicion has been cast on Chechen militants. The head of the Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, said the bombers were likely from Russia’s Islamist insurgency in the northern Caucasus.
Monday’s attacks were the first bombings in Moscow’s metro since 2004, when a Chechen suicide bomber killed 40 passengers.
March 12th, 1918
3 + 12 +1+9+1+8 = 34 = Speed. Quickness. Rapidity. Swiftness. Fastness. Dexterity. Agility. Energy. Fuel. Gasoline. Motor. Engines. Acceleration. Velocity. Rate. Speeding up. Full throttle. Adrenaline. Ignition. Battery. Cars. Driving. Races. Sprinting. Traffic. Trains. Locomotive. Subway. Urgent. Hurry. Rush. Busy. Zip. Zoom. Dart. Slowing down. Brakes. Heat. Radiator. Thermostat. Therm. Fahrenheit. Celcius. Kelvin. Temperature. Warm. Toasty. Hot. Sweat. Matches. Lighter. Flame. Torch. Candle. Wick. Firefighter. Flammable. Combustible. Explosive. Blast.
Chechnya was “born” on January 11th, 1991 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechnya
January 11th, 1991
11 + 1+9+9+1 = 31 = Chechnya’s “secret” number = Competition. Challenges. Tests. Contests. Contestant. Runner-up. Competitor. Contender. Opponent. Scrimmage. Sparring. Training. Trainer. Martial arts. Wrestling. Drums. Stir. Catalyst. Reaction. Risk. Controversy. Contention. Provocateur. Provoke. Instigate. Tease. Taunt. Ruckus. Noise. Dissonance. Strife. Squabbles. Quarrels. Feuds. Antagonism. Rivalry. Scramble. Agitation. Rowdy. Wild. Troublemaker. Scandal.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
How Chechnya obtains it’s heart’s desire = CA = 31 = Competition. Challenges. Tests. Contests. Contestant. Runner-up. Competitor. Contender. Opponent. Scrimmage. Sparring. Training. Trainer. Martial arts. Wrestling. Drums. Stir. Catalyst. Reaction. Risk. Controversy. Contention. Provocateur. Provoke. Instigate. Tease. Taunt. Ruckus. Noise. Dissonance. Strife. Squabbles. Quarrels. Feuds. Antagonism. Rivalry. Scramble. Agitation. Rowdy. Wild. Troublemaker. Scandal.