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Moscow Train Station Evacuated In Security Alert


1 September 2004 -- One of Moscow's main train stations was evacuated today following an anonymous phone call warning of a bomb.

The security alert at Kursk Station came just 12 hours after a bombing in Moscow that killed 10 people and injured more than 50 others.

Officials today said 14 people were still in serious condition in hospital with wounds from the bomb, which was packed with bolts and other shrapnel.

Russian officials have said the blast had been set off by a female suicide bomber but have not made any public accusations.

An Islamist group, the Al-Islambouli Brigades, in a web statement claimed responsibility for the attack. The same group had claimed responsibility for last week's crashes of two Russian planes that killed 89 people.

The authenticity of both claims could not be confirmed.

(Reuters/AFP)
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