Monday, January 24, 2011

Many Dead by Terrorist Bomb at Russian Airport

Terrorism has no personal target. Terrorist will cause chaos to any group of people, race or nationality. This attack at a Russian airport is a reminder that terrorism is not isolated to Americans. It is worldwide epidemic that needs to be eradicated.

(NewsCore) - The severed head of a suspected suicide bomber was located Monday after a massive bomb ripped through a bustling Russian airport, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens more.

The explosion brought devastation to the arrivals hall of Domodedovo Airport, the busiest of Moscow's three airports, at 4:32pm local time.

Law enforcement officials told the RIA Novosti news agency that the bomb, which was detonated close to a cafe, had the equivalent power of five kilos (11 lbs) of TNT. It was packed with metal objects to maximize the potential damage.

News reports in Russia suggested the atrocity was the work of one, or possibly two, suicide bombers who may have had assistance from several accomplices.

The Interfax news agency said that a severed head found at the bomb site, a "meet and greet" area accessible to the public, was believed to be that of the bomber.

Further Russian reports said that three men were being hunted by authorities, who described the bombing as an "act of terror."

RIA Novosti suggested security agencies had been tipped off about the attack but were unable to stop it.

No group claimed responsibility for Monday's attack but Russia is battling a Muslim insurgency in the North Caucasus, and previous terror attacks have targeted Moscow.