Germany's Merkel shocked at Moscow bombings
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her shock on Monday at two suicide bombings on Moscow's Metro rail line earlier that day, in which dozens were killed, DPA reported.
"It is a terrible occurrence," Merkel said. She sent a condolence message to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, extending her sympathy to the victims' families and hoping for a quick resolution to investigations into the rush-hour attacks.
Merkel said the crimes were a setback for Russian efforts to increase security.
"It is shocking that such attacks were possible in the middle of Moscow," she said.
The chancellor also wished the injured a speedy recovery, according to a government spokesman in Berlin.