Two separate explosions in the Moscow subways killed at least 38 people, according to Russian officials. One of the blasts occurred at a station beneath the headquarters of the Russian security service. Officials said two women suicide bombers carried out the attacks, though no group has yet claimed responsibility.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised that “Terrorists will be destroyed.”
In a meeting with President Medvedev, FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov said its investigators believed the attacks had been carried out by “terrorist groups related to the North Caucasus”.
“This is likely to be our main conclusion, because fragments of the bodies of two female suicide bombers were found earlier at the scene of the incident and examinations show that these individuals came from the North Caucasus region,” he said.