Moscow blasts: Chechen rebels claim responsibility

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Makhachkala (Russia), Apr 1: Two days after the devastating Moscow twin blasts, a Chechen militant leader has claimed responsibility for the attacks, calling it to be an act of revengagainst the Russian security forces , media reports said.

In a video posted on Wednesday, Mar 31 on a pro-rebel website, Doku Umarov, leader of the Islamic militants in Chechnya and other regions in Russia's North Caucasus, claimed that the attacks on the subways was carried out to avenge the killing of civilians by Russian security forces.

Referring to his visual interview on Jan 2010 in which he pledged war against Russia, Umarov said that the suicide bombing was carried out at his behest, adding that attacks in Russian cities will continue .

"I promise you that the war will come to your streets and you will feel it in your lives, feel it on your own skin," Umarov said in a video posted on, pro-rebel website.

Atleast 39 people were killed and 65 injured in the suicide blasts that ripped apart Moscow's crowded metro on Monday, Mar 29.

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