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    The bomber who carried out a terrorist attack in the Moscow subway's Park Kultury station was a female suicide bomber, a police source said.

    The bomber who carried out a terrorist attack in the Moscow subway's Park Kultury station was a female suicide bomber, a police source said.

    "According to preliminary information, an explosive device equivalent to 500 grams to 2 kg of TNT was detonated," the source said adding that the bomb was detonated at a 100-120 centimeters height, at approximately chest level.

    "Parts of the body found at the scene allow us to say that it was a woman," the source continued.

    The source said that most of the victims of the blast were young people.

    Two blasts in Moscow's subway stations Lubyanka and Park Kultury occurred during rush hour with an interval of 40 minutes, the first one at approximately 8:00 a.m. According to preliminary information, at least 35 people have died and dozens were injured in the early morning blast.

    The source added that the emergency services are working at the scene and investigations are still underway.

    MOSCOW, March 29 (RIA Novosti)

     

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