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Mysterious Belarus Subway Explosion Kills Eleven Sergei Grits / AP Photo, Sergei Grits

Belarus Subway Explosion Kills Eleven

An explosion rocked a subway station during the evening rush hour in Belarus, killing at least eleven people. The explosion occurred in Minsk, at a station not far from the office of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, and won another election in December amidst allegations of vote-rigging, and a harsh crackdown of protests by security forces. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. The opposition to Lukashenko has been largely peaceful. In 2008, a bomb exploded in a park in Minsk, though no motive for the bombing was ever determined.

April 11, 2011 3:44 PM