March 29th, 2010
07:34 AM ET

Putin: Attackers that killed 38 on subway 'will be destroyed'

Rescuers and police officials stand outside of a train station after a bombing killed at least 35 people.

[Updated 8:45 a.m.] The death toll in the Moscow subway attacks now stands at 38, according to the country's Ministry of Emergency Situations.

[Updated 7:38 a.m.] Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the "terrorists" responsible for the Moscow subway attacks Monday "will be destroyed."

"I am sure that law enforcement agencies will do everything to find and punish the criminals," Putin said.

Tuesday has been declared a day of mourning in Moscow in memory of the more than 35 people killed in the subway attacks, the mayor's press spokesman said.

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[Updated 7:33 a.m.] Female suicide bombers detonated explosions that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 35 people, officials said.

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