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Deadly blast rocks Moscow's busiest airport

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    By LYNN BERRY, Associated Press Lynn Berry, Associated Press – 4 mins ago

    MOSCOW – An explosion ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing 31 people and wounding about 130, Health Ministry officials said.

    The state RIA Novosti news agency, citing sources in law enforcement, said the explosion at Domodedovo Airport may have been caused by a suicide bomber.
    Moscow police were put on high alert and immediately beefed up patrols in the subway system, a previous target of terrorists.

    Mark Green, a British Airways passenger who had just arrived at the airport, told BBC television he heard the huge explosion as he was leaving the terminal.

    "Literally, it shook you," he said. "As we were putting the bags in the car a lot of alarms ... were going off and people started flowing out of the terminal, some of whom were covered in blood."

    "One gentleman had a pair of jeans on that was ripped and his thigh from his groin to his knee was covered in blood," he added.

    Green said thousands of people were in the terminal at the time of the blast.
    Domodedovo is generally regarded as Moscow's most up-to-date airport, but its security procedures have been called into question.

    In 2004, two suicide bombers were able to board planes at Domodedovo by buying tickets illegally from airport personnel. The bombers blew themselves up in mid-air, killing all 90 people aboard the two flights.

    Built in 1964, Domodedovo is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of the center of Moscow and is the largest of the three major airports that serve the Russian capital, serving over 22 million people last year.

    Terrorists have targeted other transportation centers in Moscow.

    In more recent suicide bombings, twin blasts in the subway last March killed 39 people and wounded more than 60 people.

    In December 2009, Chechen rebels claimed responsibility for blowing up a high-speed train between Moscow and St. Petersburg, an attack that killed 26 people and injured scores.
     
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    A suicide bomber has been blamed for an attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport which has killed 31 and injured 130.
    The casualty count has been confirmed by health ministry aide Sofiya Malyavina, Interfax reported.
    The blast, which took place at 4:37 pm, two minutes after a flight from London Heathrow touched down, Rossaviation reported, was in the international departure hall of Moscow's busiest international airport, a law enforcement source told Interfax.
    A source told RIA Novosti that the bomb contained the equivalent of 5 kg of TNT, while others said it could have been 7 kg.
    According to Interfax the blast area has been evacuated but no information has been put over the airport tannoy.
    The blast is thought to have taken place in the Asia restaurant in the departures area, before passengers proceed through customs and immigration control.
    Early reports had said it was in the baggage reclaim of the international arrivals hall.
    Staff at the airport broke down a wall to evacuate the area as quickly as possible following the explosion.

    Three suspects
    Law enforcement sources say they have evidence of at least three men who took part in preparing the explosion.
    The trio are thought to have been living in Moscow and Moscow Region for some time, Interfax reported.
    The men have been declared wanted.
    Some eye-witnesses told Vesti.ru that there were two explosions in the airport.

    More casualties feared
    According to eye-witness reports from the airport the initial casualty count could prove to be an under-estimate.
    One witness told Vesti that people were walking around "covered in blood" and that there was smoke everywhere.
    Security services sources told RIA Novosti that the same smoke was making it difficult to obtain clear information about casualties.

    Mobile shut down
    A blogger based near the airport reported that mobile phone networks in the area had been shut down.
    And a law-enforcement source told Interfax that airport staff were doing everything to prevent a further bombing - including switching off phone connections.

    High alert
    At Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo, Moscow's two other airports, security has been tightened. Both airports are working to a regime of heightened terrorist threat with detailed baggage checks. St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport has also announced a security alert.
    Some planes for Domodedovo have been diverted to Sheremetyevo but the airport is still accepting some incoming flights.
    Meanwhile across Moscow police are checking all metro and rail stations but the Aeroexpress service between the airport and Paveltsky railway station is still working as normal.
    And a fleet of 60 ambulances has been sent from central Moscow to the scene of the disaster, RIA Novosti reported.
    A spokesman for Moscow's healthcare services said that the city's hospitals were preparing to receive victims of the blast and within an hour the first injured were reported to be in Moscow.
     
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    Who is involved?
     
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    mida ya saa kumi kwa saa za urusi kumetokea mlipuko wa bomu kwenye uwanja wa domododeva moscow Russia,
    mpaka sasa hivi watu 35 wamepoteza maisha na zaidi ya watu 130 wamejeruhiwa wengine wakiwa mahututi.
     
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    Mungu azilaze roho za marehemu mahali pema peponi. Tanzania tunajifunza nini kwa hili?
     
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    Hii hatari russia nako imekua kila siku!sijui tatizo ni nini
     
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    Bomb blast at Moscow airport, over 30 dead

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    New Delhi: At least 31 people were killed and 130 injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, Interfax news agency reported.

    The bomb went off at 1902 IST in the baggage claim area of the international arrival sector, Itar-Tass quoted Tatyana Morozova of the Russian investigation committee as saying.

    Airport employees broke down the wall between the main airport and the arrival zone to allow passengers to escape from the scene of the destruction, it said.


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    New Delhi: At least 31 people were killed and 130 injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, Interfax news agency reported.
    The bomb went off at 1902 IST in the baggage claim area of the international arrival sector, Itar-Tass quoted Tatyana Morozova of the Russian investigation committee as saying.
    Airport employees broke down the wall between the main airport and the arrival zone to allow passengers to escape from the scene of the destruction, it said.


    According to Business FM radio it was a suicide attack and Prime Minister Vladmir Putin has been informed of the incident. Teams have been rushed to the airport.

    "According to preliminary information, the explosive device was set off by a suicide bomber in the international departures hall," the Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed security source as saying.

    Witnesses said, the airport building was engulfed in smoke following the explosion.

    Passengers from about 2 dozen international flight including from New York, Dubai, Asghabat, Cairo, London, Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, Tokyo and Istanbul were around the area of the explosion that was not far from one of the restaurants.

    Vladmir Markin, a spokesman of the Russian investigative committee described the attack as an "act of terror" and said an inquiry has been ordered.

    Eyewitnesses said blood was splattered around and injured, many with severe wounds, were seen running for safety.

    Domodedovo airport is Russia's largest airhub in terms of passenger travel.

    Ria Novosti quoted eyewitnesses as saying that two terrorist blew themselves up as people emerged from the international arrival zone.

    President Dmitry Medevedev ordered that security be increased at all of the country's airports and transportation hubs after the incident.

    Chechen rebels are suspected to be behind the blast.

    The Russian media reported that a suicide bomber carried out attack at arrivals hall of Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

    According to reports, the main airport building is being evacuated. Security has been tightened across all the airports and subways in Moscow.

    There was no immediate word on the cause of the explosion in the international baggage-claim area at Domodedovo airport.

    Moscow suffered its worst attack in six years in March 2010 when two female suicide bombers from Russia's volatile Dagestan region set off explosives in the metro, killing 40 people.
    Bomb blast at Moscow airport, over 30 dead - World News - IBNLive
     
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    I don't like to jump to conclusion­s, but I gotta confess that I suspect the Religion of Peace.
     
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    ????i cant get whor these guys
     
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    mhh dunia si salama tena
     
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    The "Religion of Peace" strikes again.

    No one was more supportive of the Arabs and the Muslims than the Russians before and after the fall of the Soviet regime. Now their beloved Islamic good buddies are returning the favor with the typical "Peaceful" Islamic "Thank You" suicide bombing of the heavenly "72 Virgins" suicide brigade
     
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    24 January 2011 Last updated at 15:50 GMT
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    Moscow blast: Russia's Domodedovo airport rocked

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    Moscow's Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 31 people, officials say.
    More than 100 people were injured in the blast, which reports suggest was the work of a suicide bomber.
    Russia's chief investigator said the explosion was the work of terrorists, and President Dmitry Medvedev said the attackers would be tracked down.
    The airport is 40km (25 miles) south-east of the city centre.
    In the aftermath of the blasts, Mr Medvedev ordered increased security across Russia's capital and at other airports, and called an emergency meeting with top officials.
    He also postponed his planned departure for this week's World Economic Forum at Davos.
    'Almighty explosion'
    Reports suggest Monday's blast hit the baggage reclaim area of the airport's international arrivals hall.


    Dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene. Twenty people are in a critical condition in Moscow hospitals.
    A RIA Novosti news agency correspondent at the scene reported that a lot of smoke could be seen in the area, and there was a smell of burning The UK's Foreign Office said it was checking if any Britons were involved.
    Briton Mark Green, who was on a British Airways flight that landed at the airport before the explosion, told BBC News there were thousands of people gathered in the baggage collection area, baggage hall and queue for immigration at the time of the blast.
    "We were walking out through the exit of the arrivals hall towards the car, and there was this almighty explosion, a huge bang, we didn't know it was an explosion at the time, and my colleague and I looked at each other and said 'Christ that sounds like a car bomb or something,' because the noise was, literally, it shook you," Mr Green told BBC News.
    He described scenes of panic and how he gave a drink of water to a bloodied Russian man whose face was blackened with soot
    Last March the Russian capital's underground system was rocked by two female suicide bombers from Russia's volatile Dagestan region, who detonated their explosives on the busy metro system during rush hour, killing 40 people and injuring more than 80.
    BBC security correspondent Gordon Correra said immediate suspicion about Monday's attack would fall on militants from the Caucasus region.
     
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    We all feel for the victims...­that is very human, correct and easy.. the hard part is trying to undrestand "why" and preventing future incidents

    THAT TAKES COURAGE
     
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    i don't think so,These guys are peaceful as their name suggests, they are innocent and peace loving.
    it must be someone else, may be Israeli or USA or the Russians themselves are involved.:yell:
     
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    May the souls of the dead RIP
     
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