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Moscow blasts appear linked to North Caucasus militants: FSB

Bombings that killed 36 people in the Moscow metro on Monday were most likely carried out by militant groups from the North Caucasus, the head of Russia's FSB security service was quoted as saying.

world Updated: Mar 29, 2010 15:24 IST

Bombings that killed 36 people in the Moscow metro on Monday were most likely carried out by militant groups from the North Caucasus, the head of Russia's FSB security service was quoted as saying.

"The preliminary theory is that the terrorist attacks were carried out by terror groups linked to the North Caucasus. We consider this the main theory," FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov said, quoted by Russian news agencies.

He added that the female suicide bombers who carried out the blasts were believed to be from the North Caucasus, a largely Muslim part of Russia that has been wracked by a violent insurgency in recent years.