Moscow Airport Attack Kills More Than 30, Wounds Scores
Posted on Jan 24, 2011
A suicide bomber set off a deadly explosion in the international terminal of Moscow’s highly trafficked Domodedovo Airport on Monday, killing 31 people and wounding close to 170, according to the Associated Press’ last update.
AP via Google News:
The international arrivals terminal at Domodedovo Airport was engulfed by smoke and splattered with body parts after the mid-afternoon terror attack sprayed shrapnel, screws and ball bearings at passengers and workers in a loosely guarded area. Hundreds of people were in the area at the time.
President Dmitry Medvedev immediately ordered authorities to beef up security at Moscow’s two other commercial airports and other key transport facilities. He also canceled plans to fly out Tuesday to Davos, Switzerland, where he aimed to promote Russia as a profitable investment haven to world business leaders.
Monday’s attack was most likely carried out by a suicide bomber and “attempts were being made to identify him,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said. The Interfax news agency, citing law enforcement sources, said the head of the suspected bomber had been found.
AP / Ivan Sekretarev
A wounded man is carried away at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow on Monday.