Breaking - Terrorism at Moscow Airport: 31 dead, 130 injuredSubmitted by SteveMT on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 11:26
'31 dead' in suicide bomb attack on Moscow airport
31 people were killed and over 130 injured in a suicide bomb blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.
2:44PM GMT 24 Jan 2011
A spokeswoman for the investigative committee of the federal prosecutor’s office put the number of casualties at 31, citing preliminary information, and described it as an "act of terror".
"Today at 4:32 pm (1332 GMT) an explosion went off in the international arrivals hall of Domodedovo airport," the Russian investigative committee said in a statement.
Local media reported the blast may have hit the baggage reclaim area of the international arrivals hall.
The airport, which is Moscow's busiest, is around 25 miles south-east of the city centre.
The Russkaya Sluzhba Novostei radio station cited a traveller, identified as Viktor, as saying he heard the bang outside the airport, where he was waiting for a car.
Reports: 31 killed, at least 100 injured in blast at Moscow airport