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Moscow’s Domodedovo airport – the busiest in the Russian capital – has been rocked by an explosion that has reportedly killed 31 people. Suspicion has fallen on the “Caucasus Emirate”, an Islamist separatist movement in Chechnya.

More than 100 more are thought to have been injured in the blast, which reports suggest may have been the work of a suicide bomber.

Russia’s chief investigator said the explosion was the work of terrorists.

The airport is 40km (25 miles) south-east of the city centre, and is popular with foreign workers and tourists.

Police have stepped up security across Russia’s capital and at other airports, says the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg in Moscow.

Dozens of ambulances

Early local reports suggested Monday’s blast had hit the baggage reclaim area of the international arrivals hall.

Dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene where emergency services are tending to the wounded.

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.

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.

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  • Edward

    The evil cowards behind this act against civilized innocent people, appear to be Muslim extremists. They are the only group who kill innocent people, for no reason other than they think they have the right to kill.

    The Russian government must respond with swift, complete and unmerciful force, to wipe out those responsible for this atrocity and make them know oblivion.

    • JamesTheJust

      Edward, it may be that Muslim terrorists were responsible. Things are never quite what they seem. Originally, we were told that it was Muslim terrorists who were responsible for 911. That was patently false! (Turned out to be Zionist jews afterall)

      And if you think that Muslim terrorists are the only group who will kill innocent people for no other reason than they think they have the right to kill…where the hell have you been?

      Over 4,000 people died on 911.

      Zionists murder all the time because they think they have the right to kill whomever they choose whenever they choose. War is the jews’ harvest.

      Nations of the West will pick out a spot on the map and bomb it into oblivion irrespective of innocent life.

      The Russian government must respond with swift, complete and unmerciful force, to wipe out those responsible for this atrocity and make them know oblivion.

      I hope it was the Edomite jews who were responsible (would not be surprised at all). I’d like to see them get wiped off the map. The Russians are close to recognising the Palestinian state. Can’t have that. Muslims…bad. jews…good.

      But I guess its only proper to say those sorts of things if its Muslim terrorists, right? If its the jews then I’m just a hate-monger and an Antisemite, blah, blah, blah.

  • It appears that many of the dead had been waiting in line to either board or get their baggage checked. They shouldn’t allow people to congregate in lines. Check-In, security and plane boarding should be strung out so no crowds of people can gather at any one time. This would reduce the heavy casualties.in the future and maybe deter terrorists from thinking that airports are a good target.

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