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(CNN) – Female suicide bombers detonated explosions that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 35 people, officials said.
"It was a terrorist act carried out by the female suicide bombers," said Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, citing Russia's intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service. "They were specifically timed - for ... the train was nearing the station - to make the most damage.
"The blast was caused by 300 to 400 grams of explosives," he said.
Forensic teams were combing wreckage from the underground blast for clues.
The blasts killed at least 35 people and wounded 40 others, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said. The casualty tolls were fluctuating immediately after the blasts. FULL STORY
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