Moscow bombing: Carnage at Russia's Domodedovo airport

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In summary, a suicide bombing at a Moscow airport left over 100 people injured, with some in critical condition. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism, with three suspects currently being sought. The bombing has caused concern and fear among those who have connections to Moscow. There is also a debate about equal profiling and the possibility of copycat crimes. The attackers targeted the baggage claim area, which is easily accessible to anyone.
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I hope the criminals are caught quickly.
 
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Evo said:
I hope the criminals are caught quickly.

BBC said:
More than 100 people were injured - 20 of them critically - by the blast, which reports suggest was the work of a suicide bomber.

In other words this was terrorism, another act of war.
 
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I'm in favour of equal profiling.

60-year old grandmothers are, of course, equally suspect perpetrators in this case as Buddhist monks.
 
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This hits too close for me. My wife and I have several friends who travel to Moscow once or twice a year. One is going to Moscow later this week.
 
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Possibly another copycat crime?

Terrorism, definately, although what brand, I'm not sure.

Things have been somewhat unsettling, recently. Let's hope it ends soon.
 
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arildno said:
I'm in favour of equal profiling.

60-year old grandmothers are, of course, equally suspect perpetrators in this case as Buddhist monks.

They targeted baggage claim area which is accessible to anyone. I think they did not want to blast in air as baggage claim area is easier to target.
 

1. What happened during the Moscow bombing at Domodedovo airport?

On January 24, 2011, a suicide bombing took place at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in Russia. The explosion occurred in the international arrivals hall, killing 37 people and injuring over 170 others.

2. Who was responsible for the Moscow bombing at Domodedovo airport?

The bombing was carried out by a lone suicide bomber, later identified as a 20-year-old man from the North Caucasus region of Russia. The attack was believed to be orchestrated by a terrorist group known as the Caucasus Emirate.

3. How did the bombing affect airport security in Russia?

Following the attack, Russian authorities implemented stricter security measures at all airports in the country. This included increased surveillance, more thorough screenings of passengers and luggage, and the installation of new security technologies.

4. Did the bombing have any political implications?

The attack was seen as a direct challenge to the Russian government and its efforts to maintain stability in the country. It also raised concerns about the ongoing conflict in the North Caucasus region and the threat of terrorism in Russia.

5. How has the Moscow bombing at Domodedovo airport impacted air travel in Russia?

The bombing had a significant impact on air travel in Russia, leading to a decrease in both domestic and international flights. Many airlines also chose to avoid flying to or through Russia due to concerns about safety and security. However, over time, air travel in Russia has resumed to normal levels with increased security measures in place.

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