BREAKING: Explosion, Likely Suicide Bomb, Causes Carnage at Moscow Airport

UPDATE, 1pm EST: There are now reports that there is evidence for a suicide bombing, and that at least 35 are dead and 100 injured. Read live updates at The Huffington Post or at the Twitter hashtag  #Domodedovo.


An explosion of indeterminate cause (although terrorism is suspected by Russian authorities) killed and wounded many at Moscow's primary airport today, according to reports. A spokesperson for the airport told reporters that it occurred in the arrivals hall.

The New York Times has conflicting casualty reports: 

Russia’s Interfax Agency initially reported that the blast in the airport, Domodedovo, killed as many as 10 and left many more injured. Russia’s Investigative Committee said there were at least 20 casualties, without differentiating between injured and dead. The Health Ministry reported that 31 people had been killed and 130 injured, according to Ria Novosti.

 Read more at the Times and AP.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at January 24, 2011, 4:19am

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