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TERRORISM: Explosion in Moscow

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posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 12:28 AM
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MOSCOW-A train leaving the Paveletskaya subway station in Moscow was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing as many as 50 people and injuring another 100. The explosion came at 8:30am local time, at the height of rush hour on a line that would have been packed with commuters.
 

Ambulances are on the scene triaging the injured, and Moscow hospitals have been put on alert. Witnesses say rescuers have only reached the outer edges of the blast area, as the train is still on fire, and expect the casualty count to rise.

Both the Paveletskya station and the Avtozavodskaya station, the train's next stop, have been closed. Smoke is reported to be billowing from both terminals.

Rescue efforts are being delayed by the intense fire and smoke in the subway tunnel.

Sky News

Related News stories:
Reuters
FOX News
Gateway to Russia
Russia Journal Daily



[Edited on 6-2-2004 by SkepticOverlord]




posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 12:33 AM
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Im going way off topic here and this is a serious matter so excuse me but i cant help to laugh at something i saw at that site:

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[Edited on 6-2-2004 by TheSwordMaster]



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 12:49 AM
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more from cnn well kinda
there is a small report from cnn

so is chechenya vs russia a similar situation to Palestine vs Israel, i.e fighting for freedom from the "mother" country???

and reuters



[Edited on 2-6-2004 by ausconspiracies]



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by ausconspiracies
more from cnn well kinda
there is a small report from cnn

so is chechenya vs russia a similar situation to Palestine vs Israel, i.e fighting for freedom from the "mother" country???



Wow, ten minutes after ATSNN picked up the story, and that's all CNN has?

Here's a pretty good synopsis of the Russia/Chechnya issue:
Link
It's a long read, but thorough.


-B.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 12:59 AM
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thanks for the link. Banshee.

just out of curiosity, where do our breaking news writers get the news from so soon after it happens??

is it subscribed wire services or free websites, newsgroups???



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by ausconspiracies
thanks for the link. Banshee.
just out of curiosity, where do our breaking news writers get the news from so soon after it happens??
is it subscribed wire services or free websites, newsgroups???


No prob at all.


How are we this quick about news?
We're just that damn good.

Actually, I don't know about any of our other reporters, but I get notified of breaking news when it happens. Takes me a second to get it researched, typed up and posted, so there's usually a minute or two delay while I cross-check and all.

-B.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:11 AM
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wow cool, is it a user pays service???

and where can one sign up.

i know reuters has a similar service and i think it is a user pays service.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:17 AM
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ABC News NOW says at least 27 dead so far.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:22 AM
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Link
Russian security service now calling it an "attack."

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Reuters reporting 22 dead.

CNN TV reporting 50 ambulances on scene and "casualties."

-B.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:24 AM
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i wonder how many were caught by the initial explosion and how many were caught by the race to get out of the tunnel & the smoke.

i hope that is all the casualties, but shurely ther will be more.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:32 AM
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ITV.com is calling this a suicide bombing.
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No sources stated, so take with a grain of salt until officials confirm.

-B.

Edit to add:
Sky News
They're a reliable source, and calling it a suicide bombing too.

At least 22 people have been killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide bombing on the Moscow underground, according to reports.


[Edited on 6-2-2004 by Banshee]



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:50 AM
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wierd, PRAVADA doesn't even have anything...

now they do, but not much more info..
newsfromrussia.com...

[Edited on 6-2-2004 by TrickmastertricK]



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 02:43 AM
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Latest reports say 30 dead and up to 350 injured, some quite severly, quite a few broken bones, etc

The Chechans are under suspicion

[Edited on 6-2-2004 by browha]



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 02:49 AM
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Sky is saying 40 dead, 100 injured. They suspect a kilo of TNT as the weapon.
Sky News

Some reports are saying it may have been a female suicide bomber and 100 dead, but I cannot confirm this yet.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 02:52 AM
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OMG I wonder what in the world sparked this? I'm not russian nor do I live there...but these terrorist acts just piss me off



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 03:12 AM
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BBC News here : here

Up to 350 were reported injured in the incident, many suffering from broken bones, smoke inhalation and burns, Russian radio reported.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by Jeffrey
OMG I wonder what in the world sparked this? I'm not russian nor do I live there...but these terrorist acts just piss me off


cnn (tv) are claiming it is an escolation of long running violence, which has only just started(in the last year or so) encroaching on Moscow.

the chechans want a separtion from russia AFAIK.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 04:02 AM
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Witness accounts of the explosion:
CNN

"We saw them carrying bodies and injured covered in blood," said Lena, who works in a food shop 100 meters from the station.
A short time after the blast "a man came into the shop, he was shaking uncontrollably and covered in blood. He said 'give me a vodka,'" she said.



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 08:05 AM
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bastards! and putin is bastard too! stop killing chechens, stop doing business!

my cousin died in the last explosion
she was right at the epicentre






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