Anger and Backlash Following Bombings

From the Independent:

“I’m not scared, but I feel like we’re at war,” he said. “My only feeling is to take vengeance. On whom? I don’t know yet. But it cannot remain unpunished.”

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but security officials linked the attacks to the North Caucasus, where the Kremlin is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency a decade after driving separatists from power in Chechnya.

Popova had no theories about who was behind the blasts. “Maybe the rebels, maybe Chechnya. Someone is fighting someone. To be honest, I’m lost.”

Ekho Moskvy radio said two women wearing Muslim-style headscarves were beaten by four or five passengers on a metro train after the bombings.