30.3.10

Islamic Extremists Strike Moscow

Source: Editor. Al Jazeera. 30 March 2010


Russian leaders have pledged to "find and wipe out" those behind twin suicide bombings at metro stations in Moscow that killed 39 people and left scores injured.

"They are simply beasts," Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, said of the bombers after laying a wreath of red roses at Lubyanka metro station, one of the sites targeted.

His predecessor, Vladimir Putin, who is now prime minister, vowed that those responsible for the attacks would be "destroyed".

Putin, who cut short a visit to Siberia to return to Moscow, said "a crime that is terrible in its consequences and heinous in its manner has been committed".

"I am confident that law enforcement bodies will spare no effort to track down and punish the criminals. The terrorists will be destroyed," he said before visiting survivors in hospital.

Caucasus rebels blamed

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Russian authorities, who have blamed separatist fighters from the North Caucasus region for previous attacks, once again pointed the finger at the region's fighters.

Officials said the attacks, at Lubyanka in the city centre and Park Kultury in the southwest, were carried out by two women wearing belts packed with the explosive hexogen and metal shrapnel.

Afghanistan link

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said foreign involvement in the attacks had not been ruled out.

"We all know very well that clandestine terrorists are very active on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan," the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying at a Group of Eight ministers' meeting in Canada.

Politically motivated

One correspondent said the bombings have "to be seen as a politically motivated attack targeting what is perhaps one of the most symbolic signs of Russian authority in the capital".

In February, Doku Umarov, the leader of a Chechen separatist group, said in an interview on a rebel-affiliated website that "the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia".

Umarov, who claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger train travelling between Moscow and St Petersburg in November, warned that "the war is coming to their cities".

Russian forces fought two wars with Chechen separatists, and last year declared that the conflict was over.

However, the violence has spread from Chechnya to the neighbouring regions of Dagestan and Ingushetia.

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