Developing: Bomb Blast Rips Through Moscow Airport
Gee, I wonder which religion of peace is responsible for such a heinous act of terror…
Suicide bomber kills 31 at Russian airport: reports
By Amie Ferris-Rotman – MOSCOW | Mon Jan 24, 2011
(Reuters) – At least 31 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Monday in a suicide bombing at Russia’s biggest airport, Russian news agencies reported.
Russia’s ruble-dominated stock market MICEX fell by nearly two percent following the blast, which ripped through the baggage claim area at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 1332 GMT.
Initial casualty figures were contradictory with ITAR-TASS saying about 20 people had been killed. A spokeswoman for prosecutors put the number of casualties at about 20.
The Kremlin is struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus, and rebels have repeatedly vowed they will take their battle to the Russian heartland.Explore posts in the same categories: breaking news