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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 December, 2003, 16:08 GMT
In pictures: Moscow blast
Scene of the blast
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A suspected suicide bombing outside the National Hotel in central Moscow killed six people and injured dozens of others.
Scene of the blast
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A Mercedes sedan was destroyed in the blast early in the morning, but it was unclear whether the explosion was a car bomb.
A police robot searches for undetonated explosives
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A police robot was brought in to search for more explosives reportedly found on one body at the scene.
A bomb squad expert at the scene of the blast
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Bomb disposal experts then carried out at least one controlled explosion.
Scene of the blast
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Only then were rescuers and emergency vehicles able to examine the scene.
Scene of the blast
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Police said the bomb could have been set off accidentally by at least one female suicide bomber.
A general view of Manezh Square with the explosion site outside the National Hotel, left, across from the Kremlin
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There were reports that intended targets could have been government buildings - a stone's throw from the scene of the blast.

Six die in Moscow suicide blast
09 Dec 03  |  Europe


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