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Twin bombings hit Moscow subway

Chechen rebel leader claims responsibility for Moscow subway attacks

Doku Umarov, a Chechen rebel leader, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for the twin suicide bombings on the Moscow subway and threatened more attacks in the Russian heartland.Full story

BACKGROUNDER

Russia metro blasts since 1998

Two explosions hit the Moscow subway system on Monday, killing at least 37. The following is a chronology of major subway bombings in Moscow since 1998:

POLL

Who may be behind the Moscow twin bombings on Monday?
Insurgents in N. Caucasus.
Militants on Afghan-Pakistani border.
No idea.

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