Tuesday, March 30

Moscow (Russia) Grieves as Subway Station Blast Death Climbed to 39

Moscow, Russia (March 30, 2010) - As of today and according to report, death toll rises to 39, after a woman died in a clinic overnight. Five of the 71 people still in the hospital are in critical condition, according to the local media, and only eight bodies have been formally identified.

Kremlin's flags down to half-staff today as Russians lay flowers and candles in Moscow Subway Stations a day after two (2) suicide bombers pulled off the worst attack on Russia's capital in years.

March 30 is announced as the official day of mourning across Russia. TV stations have suspended advertisements with happy jingles and shuffled entertainment shows. Services are being held at churches across Russia.

Last Monday two female suicide bombers detonated belts of explosives packed with shards of metal at central Moscow,Russia subway stations during the morning rush hour, a preliminary investigation found. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but officials blamed Muslim militants from the North Caucasus, an area between the Black and Caspian seas where some residents want independence from Russia. The region includes Chechnya, where rebels and Russian troops have been fighting for nearly 20 years.

Laying a wreath at one of the bombing sites, President Dmitry Medvedev called the perpetrators beasts. "We will find and destroy them all," he said.
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