Over 3,000 pay tribute to Moscow terror victims

April 1st, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 3,000 people gathered in central Moscow Wednesday to remember the victims of the suicide bomb attacks on subway stations here, an official said.
Thousands of candles were lit to pay tribute to the victims of Monday’s bombings. At least 39 people were killed and 95 injured in the attacks on two subway stations in Moscow.

The event was held at the Stone of Solovki, a memorial to the victims of political repression, in Moscow’s Lubyanka Square within walking distance of the eponymous metro station, where the first bomb attack took place.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Dmitry Medvedev said terrorists will not be allowed to destabilise the country.

On Wednesday, 12 more people were killed in two bombings in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan. The blasts injured 29 people.

Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus republics, mainly Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, have seen an upsurge of militant violence lately. Experts see the poor social and economic situation in the region as the main reason of growing insurgency.

–IANS/RIA Novosti


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