8 Killled in Moscow Metro Bombing

I used to ride this metro system everyday. I have friends in Moscow. I'm pissed. I'll update this post later. Via Jeff Quinton.

According to Itar-Tass, the blast was just outside the Rizhskaya metro station. Below is a map of the Moscow metro system. Rizhskaya is on the light orange Kaluzhkaya-Rizhkaya line. It is near the center of the city, just one stop North of the ring line. To put this in perspective, I used to live near Belorusskaya on the brown ring line.

Update: Via McQ at QandO it appears that it was a Chechen Woman who was responsible. Also, via Ace, the evidence now seems to confirm earlier reports that pointed to Chechen women being behind the Russian airline explosions a few days ago. The women, it seems, hid the explosives in a very, er, "awkward place".

Others: Jeff Quinton (aka, the Detective), James Joyner , In the Bullpen

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Posted by: Rusty at 12:31 PM


1 I see that Al Queda is trying to alter elections there before coming here. I too have friends there, so this angers me too.

Posted by: Michele at August 31, 2004 12:56 PM

2 Russia doesn't have airline security in place. Yes, the women were Checkyn and they were suicide bombers but I do not believe that the bombs were in an "awkward place," Just because they were women doesn't mean they'd put bombs inside themselves. That's just sick. Russia needs to put security like ours in place to catch these bombers. What is with female suicide bombers? Only men could come up with the idea that because they were women, the bomb was in an "awkward place." How the hell would they know? There was no body left - incinerated so there is no way to prove that. No one has claimed responsibility for either the airplanes or the Moscow bombing, even the Checkynan's say it wasn't them, so who really knows? Right now we know Checkyn rebels are holding 400 kids and students in a school they'll bomb if Russia tries to go in and from experience, Putin has no patience for this kind of thing, so if Checkyna wants the blood of children on their hands, they better walk out of that school.

PS You haven't brought up Darfur lately or the UN not doing anything about it lately. I think the UN needs to be replaced with people who will do their job right.

Posted by: firstbrokenangel at September 01, 2004 01:07 PM

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