MOSCOW, January 11 - RAPSI. A court sided with the Moscow Metro in its $294,000 lawsuit against a major insurance company to pay an insurance indemnity for the damage to metro carriages caused by the March 29, 2010 terrorist attacks, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/

The Moscow Metro entered into a property insurance contract with MSK Insurance Group. The contract particularly implied that the insurer must pay indemnity for damage caused by explosions. The claimant said the total sum insured amounted to 661.12 billion rubles ($20.7 billion).

In its lawsuit, the metro said that two suicide bomb attacks at two metro stations killed 40 and injured over 100 people on March 29, 2010. The investigative authorities opened criminal case following suicide terrorist attacks.

The inspectorate estimated the damage to the Moscow Metro's property amounted to 17.04 million rubles ($534,600), the lawsuit reads.

MSK recognized the accident as an insured event and paid 7.6 million rubles ($238,400) in insurance indemnity.
The court stated in its decision that the insurer objected to the amount of damage saying that part of the damaged carriage equipment should be accepted for further operation.