One Armenian Killed, Two Injured in Moscow Subway Blast


MOSCOW (ArmeniaNow) — The death toll of Moscow subway terror attacks of March 29 has reached 39, including an Armenian 17-year-old young woman, Valentina Yeghiazaryan, who died Tuesday in a hospital.

The list of casualties provided by Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations was not complete as of press time: 14 out of 39 victims are not identified.

Two Armenians were among the 82 hospitalized with injuries; they are Hasmik Martirisyan, 18, and Anna Porkashyan, 55. Both are said to be doing well according to Gevorg Minasyan, press secretary of the Armenian Embassy to Russia.

“Both of them got shrapnel wounds: Hasmik Martirosyan was injured in her chest area, and Anna Porkashyan in her leg. Doctors are satisfied with their health condition,” Minasyan said.

The explosion took place on Monday, March 29, at around 8 a.m. in Moscow’s Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations. As reported in Russian media, the explosions were a result of terrorist acts by two female suicide bombers.

Karabagh President Bako Sahakyan and Armenian President Serge Sargisian both sent letters of condolence to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.