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    MOSCOW, February 8, 2004. (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, has two versions of Friday morning tragedy in the Moscow metro-a terror act and explosives blowing up by accident, Sergei Ignatchenko, service chief of PR, said to Novosti.

    Terror act is the most plausible conjecture, so it is within FSB competence. That was why it was ordered to overtake detection yesterday, he explained.

    It is too early now to suspect any particular persons. No one has owned up the heinous crime-that is in favour of the accident option, pointed out Mr. Ignatchenko.

    Prosecution has launched criminal proceedings on terrorism, Criminal Code, Clause 205, and murder, Clause 105.

    The blast came in the rush hours between metro stations Paveletskaya and Avtozavodskaya, in the city centre's south. It killed 39. Only twenty victims have been identified for now. 134 survivors have applied for medical aid.

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