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Killer Subway Blast in Minsk a ‘Terrorist Act’

04/12/2011 Leave a comment

The death toll has now risen to 12.  If it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, acts like a duck …

By YURAS KARMANAU – “An explosion has torn through a key subway station in the Belarusian capital of Minsk during evening rush hour killing 11 people and wounding 126.

An official said the blast was a terrorist act.

President Alexander Lukashenko did not say what caused the explosion at the Oktyabrskaya subway station, but suggested outside forces could be behind it.

‘I do not rule out that this gift could have been brought from outside,’ Lukashenko said. The authoritarian leader, under strong pressure from the West over his suppression of the opposition, has frequently alleged outside forces seek to destabilise his regime.

Deputy prosecutor-general Andrei Shved said the blast was a terrorist act, but did not give further details.” Read more.

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