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Twin suicide bombings in Moscow's busy Metro subway during the morning rush hour killed 38 people Monday in the worst terrorist attack in the Russian capital in six years.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that 24 people were killed and 20 injured in the first blast at the Lubyanka station shortly before 8 a.m. (0400 GMT), Interfax reported.
The second explosion at the Park Kultury station killed 14 and wounded 15, Interfax reported, with that attack coming at 8.45 a.m.
Russia's domestic intelligence organisation, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said both attacks we
Twenty-four died in the first blast at 0756 (0356 GMT) as a train stood at the central Lubyanka station, beneath the offices of the FSB intelligence agency.
About 40 minutes later, a second explosion ripped through a train at Park Kultury, leaving another 12 dead.
The FSB said it was likely a group from the North Caucasus was responsible.
The BBC's Richard Galpin in Moscow says no group has yet said it carried out the attacks, but past suicide bombings in the capital have been carried out by or blamed on Islamist rebels fighting for independence in Chechnya.
In February, Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov said "the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia... the war is coming to their cities".
At an emergency meeting with senior officials, President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to uphold the "policy of suppressing terror and the fight against terrorism".
"We will continue operations against terrorists without compromises and to the end," he said.
Federal security forces have scored a series of successes against militants in the North Caucasus in recent weeks. In February, at least 20 insurgents were killed in an operation by troops in Ingushetia.