Terror on the Subway

President Putin blames Chechen rebels for the latest deadly attack. But is he making things worse?

When Ilya Blokhin, a surgeon heading downtown to his job in a private Moscow clinic, heard what sounded like a firecracker go off on his metro train last Friday, a commuter near him muttered, "I'll be late for work." It turned out to be far worse than that. A blast ripped through the second car of a packed train at the height of the morning rush hour. Within minutes, at least 39 people were dead and 134 were injured. Wreckage and human remains were spread along 164 ft. of the tunnel. "We're taking out the dead, or what's left of them,"...

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