Monday, January 24, 2011

An Act of Terror in Moscow

An act of terror killed at least 35 people and wounded many more in Moscow's Domodedovo Airport. It is suspected that the terrorist attack was perpetrated, as usual in Russia, by Chechen insurgents:
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber has struck at Russia's busiest airport, killing at least 35 people and challenging Kremlin efforts to crush armed insurgency and tackle growing nationalist tensions in the country's heartland. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Monday's attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport; but the action bore many of the hallmarks of militants fighting for an Islamist state in the North Caucasus region, on Russia's southern frontiers.
The last major terrorist attack in Moscow took place in March of 2010 when suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city's busy subway killing 40 people and injuring many more. Terror attacks staged by Chechen radicals have plagued the country for years. Everybody around the world is deeply saddened by the suffering of the Russian people whose lives have been overshadowed by the constant threat of terror attacks.

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