Democracy Now: Death Toll in Moscow Subway Bombing Rises to 39
In Moscow, the death toll from Monday’s twin subway bombings has risen to thirty-nine. Sixty-five more people were injured in the suicide bombings. There has been no claim yet of responsibility for the deadly bombings, but Russian investigators believe Chechen rebels were involved. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged to “find and wipe out” those behind the twin suicide bombings.
Dmitry Medvedev: “Suppression of terror in the country and the fight against terrorism will continue. We will continue operations against terrorists without hesitation, to the very end.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton linked Russia’s fight against militants to the US war on terror.
Hillary Clinton: “We face a common enemy. Whether you’re in a Moscow subway or a London subway or a train in Madrid or an office building in New York, we face the same enemy. The extremists who would try to turn the clock back on civilization, who are nihilistic, who pervert religion and values, they are unfortunately not just after Americans, but they’re after Europeans, they’re after Canadians, they’re after people who stand up against them and what they are promoting.”