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Belarus Hunts Bombers as 12 Die in Minsk Subway Explosion

Belarus ordered a security crackdown after at least 12 people died in a subway bombing that the authorities classified as the first terrorist attack since President Aleksandr Lukashenko came to power in 1994.

An explosive device went off during the evening rush hour, wounding 192 people at the capital Minsk’s busiest metro station, which is near the presidential residence, the Interior Ministry and the Belarusian security agency said today in separate statements on their websites. The agency still uses its Soviet-era name, KGB.