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Domodedovo Explosion: Blast Hits Major Moscow Airport

Staff Reporters |
January 24, 2011 | 6:56 a.m. PST

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An explosion ripped through the arrivals area at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport Monday evening, according to the Associated Press, leaving at least 2 dead and 20 more injured. Conflicting reports of deaths and injuries show at least 31 may be dead and 100 injured.

According to Russian news agencies, the explosion happened at 4:40 p.m. inside Domodedovo's international arrivals hall near the baggage claim area.

Though other details are sparse about the blast, early reports have indicated a suicide bomber may be responsible for the attack.

Domodedovo International Airport is located 26 miles southeast of Moscow and is the city's busiest airport in the area.




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