Russian attacks

An explosion at a Moscow airport on Monday killed at least 29 people. Russia has been targeted repeatedly over the past decade by suicide bombings and other strikes. Below is a partial list of major attacks.



March 29, 2010

Twin suicide bombings kill at least 38 people in Moscow's crowded subway system. The strikes include an attack on a station just steps away from the headquarters of Russia's premier security service.

Jan. 6, 2010

At least seven policemen are killed and 20 more injured in Dagestan when a suicide bomber detonates a car packed with explosives at a traffic police depot.

Nov. 28, 2009

At least 26 die in Russian train derailment.

Aug. 17, 2009

A suicide bomber drives a truck into the gates of the main police station in Nazran, the largest city in Ingushetia, killing 20 people and wounding 138 others.

June 22, 2009

Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov is seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonates explosives beside his car.

Aug. 13, 2007

A bomb derails the Nevsky Express between Moscow and St. Petersburg, injuring 60 people.

Aug. 21, 2006

A bomb kills 10 people in a Moscow suburban market.

Sept. 3, 2004

Hundreds of children, their parents and teachers die in the bloody culmination of a 52-hour siege that began when heavily armed Muslim guerrillas stormed Beslan's School No. 1. The standoff ends in an hours-long battle with Russian troops.

Aug. 31, 2004

A female suicide bomber kills 10 people outside a Moscow subway station.

Aug. 24, 2004

Two Russian passenger planes crash killing all the people on board. Female Chechen suicide bombers are blamed for the crashes.

Feb. 2004

A suicide bombing kills at least 40 people on a subway train in Moscow. A Chechen rebel group claims responsibility.

Dec. 9, 2003

A suicide bomber kills five people near the Kremlin in Moscow. At least 13 people are wounded.

Dec. 5, 2003

Forty people are killed and more than 100 injured when a bomb explodes on a passenger train traveling in southern Russia.

Aug. 1, 2003

A suicide bomber blows up a military hospital in North Ossetia, bordering Chechnya. Fifty people are killed.

July 5, 2003

Two female Chechen suicide bombers kill 15 other people when they blow themselves up at an open-air rock festival at Moscow's Tushino airfield.

May 12, 2003

Two suicide bombers drive a truck full of explosives into a government complex in northern Chechnya, killing 59 people.

Dec. 27, 2002

Chechen suicide bombers ram vehicles into the local government headquarters in Grozny, killing a reported 80 people.

Oct. 26, 2002

Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater during the performance of a sold-out musical on Oct. 23. Approximately 700 people are taken hostage. A 57-hour standoff follows, and Russian special forces raid the theater on Oct. 26. Hostage death toll in the raid is 120.

July 2-3, 2002

Chechen guerrillas launch five suicide-bomb attacks on bases of Russian security forces within 24 hours. At least 54 people are killed at a police-commando dormitory in Argun, near the Chechen capital of Grozny.

Sources: News reports, The Washington Post Date: Jan. 24, 2011
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