At Least 35 people were killed and more than 160 others wounded today when a suicide bomber detonated in the arrivals hall of the Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Russia. The blast sparked calls for tighter security from Russian President Medvedev.
So far no group has claimed credit for the attack, but officials say witnesses identified the bomber as having a “Northern Caucasus” appearance, meaningly likely from one of the various seccessionist and militant factions in that region.
Russia has been contending with an active insurgency throughout that region for years, with Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan all with heavy unemployment and long-standing secessionist movements.
President Medvedev postponed a planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and insisted that the attacks proved that anti-terror laws were not operating as they were supposed to be.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Palestinians Slam Planned US Embassy Move to Jerusalem - February 23rd, 2018
- White House Orders Military Parade for Veterans Day - February 23rd, 2018
- Turkish Army Attacks Afrin Convoy, Kurds Say It Was Full of Aid - February 23rd, 2018
- Nigeria Sends More Troops to Look for Missing Girls - February 23rd, 2018
- Trump Vows 'Largest Ever' North Korea Sanctions, Threatens Ominous 'Phase Two' - February 23rd, 2018