Suicide Bombings Hit Moscow's Subway

In Moscow, dozens of people are dead in a double suicide attack in the city's crowded subway system. The blasts were about 40 minutes apart, and took place during the crowded morning rush hour. Megan Stack, the Los Angeles Times bureau chief, talks to Renee Montagne about the attacks.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Another story we're watching closely, this morning, is a pair of suicide bombings in the Moscow subway system. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at different subway stations at the height of the morning rush hour. At least three dozen people were killed and scores wounded.

Witnesses described an atmosphere of panic at the underground stations, as they made their way through clouds of dust and smoke, trying to escape. No one has claimed responsibility for the explosions.

There was another attack on Moscow's subway system six years ago, when dozens of people were killed. That blast was claimed by Chechen rebels.

The Moscow subway system is one of the world's busiest, carrying seven million passengers on an average workday.

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