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Medvedev briefed by secret service chief on blasts: Kremlin

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was briefed by the director of the FSB secret service on Monday's deadly twin bomb attacks in the Moscow, the Kremlin press service said.

world Updated: Mar 29, 2010 15:22 IST

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was briefed by the director of the FSB secret service on Monday's deadly twin bomb attacks in the Moscow, the Kremlin press service said.

FSB director Alexander Bortnikov "has informed the president on the measures that are being taken to help the victims and to establish the causes of the explosions," the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

The president was also briefed by the prosecutor-general and the emergency minister and the health and social development minister, Russian news agencies reported, citing the Kremlin press service.

Two explosions during the early morning rush hour in Moscow metro stations killed at least 35 people Monday morning. The Moscow prosecutor Yury Syomin told journalists that the attacks were suicide bombings.