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Last updated: 29 march, 2010 - 10:37 GMT

Dozens killed in Moscow metro blasts

Police evacuate people from Park Kultury subway station on 29 March 2010

The two explosions took place during the morning rush-hour

Two explosions on the Moscow metro system, set off by female suicide bombers at the height of the rush-hour, have killed at least 38 people.

Victor Mizin is a security analyst based in Moscow. His wife was on one of the trains that was attacked.

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No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the head of the FSB intelligence agency said the bombs were probably the work of Islamist rebels from the North Caucasus, which includes Chechnya and Ingushetia.

The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has cut short a trip to Siberia to return to Moscow. He said everything would be done to track down and punish the criminals responsible, and the terrorists would be destroyed.

The BBC's Nick Childs reports.

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Mark Almond is an expert on the Caucasus who teaches at Bilkent University in Ankara.

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First broadcast 29 March 2010

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