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Russia: Explosion at Moscow's airport kills at least 31

24-01-2011

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): At least 31 people were killed and over 130 were injured in an explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, the Russian Health Ministry said.

The Russian Investigative Committee's Transport Investigative Department has confirmed that an explosion occurred at Domodedovo Airport's luggage reclaim zone at the international arrivals terminal.

"According to available information, an explosion occurred at Domodedovo's arrivals hall at 16:22 Moscow time (1322 GMT)," a spokeswoman for the investigation committee, Tatyana Morozova, said.

The preliminary reports suggest that it might be a suicide bombing, a source told local media.

The Health Ministry said among the 130 injured, 20 are in serious condition.

Eyewitnesses said there is a heavy smoke at the Moscow airport and the entry from the arrivals zone has been closed.

A source said the blast was equivalent to some 5 kg of TNT.

Moscow police has tightened the security in the city's other airports and metro system. Enditem



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