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Russian Federation: ICRC condemns Moscow metro attack

29-03-2010 News Release 10/49

Moscow (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns today's bomb attacks in the Moscow metro system in which thirty-six people were reportedly killed and dozens of others injured.

" Deliberate targeting of civilians is strictly prohibited by international humanitarian law and negates the most basic principles of humanity, " said François Bellon, head of the ICRC in the Russian Federation.

  For further information, please contact:
  Yuriy Shafarenko, ICRC Moscow, tel: +7 495 626 5426
  Simon Schorno, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 79 251 9302