Blasts in Moscow metro kill at least 37

HQ of Russia’s successor to the Soviet-era KGB is located above one station

MOSCOW – At least 37 people were killed Monday when two separate blasts rocked metro stations in central Moscow during rush hour, law enforcement and emergency officials said.

Russian prosecutors said they had launched a “terrorism probe.”

No group immediately took responsibility for the blasts but suspicion is likely to fall on groups from Russia’s North Caucasus, where Moscow is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency.  Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said the dead in the first explosion included 14 people who were in the train’s second car where the blast occurred and another 11 people who were on the platform at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The explosion occurred at 7:56 a.m. local time (11:56 p.m. ET).

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  1. ….  what a rotten thing to do to innocent people anywhere for any reason.

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