Reports: Terrorist attack kills 31, injures at least 100 at Moscow airport
January 24th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Reports: Terrorist attack kills 31, injures at least 100 at Moscow airport

Follow CNN's coverage of the terrorist attack at the Moscow airport

[Updated at 11:18 a.m.] Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in a television address that the Monday bombing at a Moscow airport was a terrorist attack.

He further said that he postponed his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, because of the bombing.

NATO condemned the attack and urged greater cooperation in the fight against terrorism. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said British officials are "in urgent contact with Russian authorities to establish the facts and to provide consular support to any British nationals who may have been affected."

[Updated at 10:51 a.m.] Footage from inside Moscow's Domodedovo Airport showed several police in a smoke-filled section of the airport.

There were several bodies lying on the floor, and video from another part of the airport showed paramedics rushing by with people on stretchers.

[Updated at 10:38 a.m.] A suicide bomber was responsible for the blast at Moscow's Domodedovo Aiport on Monday, Russian state TV reported.

The station said the handmade bomb was stuffed with metal objects to increase shrapnel from the explosion.

The state-run ITAR-TASS news agency said the explosion occurred at the international arrivals section of the airport. Another state media outlet earlier said it happened at a baggage claim area.

[Updated at 10:33 a.m.] As police went on high alert around the capital city, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called security chiefs to an emergency meeting at the Kremlin to discuss the situation.

[Updated at 10:06 a.m.] Flights destined for Moscow's Domodedovo Airport are being redirected to other airports in Moscow, either Sheremetyevo or Vnukovo, according to Russian TV.

Domodedovo is located about 14 miles southeast of Moscow, and the airport's website says it's the largest and busiest of the airports in the capital.

[Updated at 10:04 a.m.] State TV is reporting that the blast at a Moscow airport erupted at the baggage claim area, killing 31 people.

The Health Ministry provided the media outlet with the death toll, it said.

CNN is seeking details on the Russian Investigative Committee report that terrorists are responsible for the explosion.

[Updated at 9:53 a.m.] The Russian government is confirming the death toll of 31 people and says 130 people were injured in the Moscow airport blast.

[Updated at 9:48 a.m.] Russian state TV reported 31 people are dead and more than 100 others were injured in an explosion at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.

In a post on its website, the Russian Investigative Committee is blaming terrorists for the attack.

[Updated at 9:37 a.m.] The explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport killed at least two people and injured 20 others, according to the official RIA Novosti news agency.

Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed the blast, saying 20 people were affected, although the extent of their injuries was unclear.

State TV said the explosion occurred at the baggage claim area of the airport.

The explosion occured at 4:40 p.m. in Moscow, RIA Novosti said.

[Posted at 9:24 a.m.] An explosion has occurred at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia's Investigative Committee said.

There are conflicting reports of deaths and injuries.

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  1. Asbertn Berkap

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    July 17, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. what

    Are you saying terrorism is justified in this case? Regardless of how misinformed your opinion of Russia may be, it's a pretty stupid thing to say.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Russianman

    No one deserves to get killed. Your sense of humor makes me sad.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scott

    Gramps, hope you burn in hell for that comment.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Yelena

    Do you really think so?

    January 24, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. cake

    I wish you and your relative will not suffer from this, idiot...

    January 24, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Natalunia

    Actually, if it happened at the international arrivals terminal that would be people like me (a native Texan!) who adopted from Russia and flew into Domodedovo.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jack

    I absolutely agreed with you Gramps. Remember a few years back, when Russian armies stormed those Muslim territories. How many innocents died? I'm not a Muslim, but Sin is Sin.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. EEFCG

    Get a life you pimple faced teenager. You obviously do not have the age or mental capacity to actually be worth a damn.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Yelena

    Grams you sound you are Russian yourself

    January 24, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Omega rea

    You are right , many people from another countries was there. very sad,nobody deserve die like that.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. kasey

    We flew in and out of there as well when we adopted. But the state department is stating that no Americans are believed to be among the dead or injured.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jack

    @Kasey, I'm glad to hear that.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. jhon doe

    @jack I agree with you Russia has brought this on them selves. They have been doing the same thing to the Chechnya’s for years an eye for an eye plain and simple it’s sad that innocent people have died buts it’s the reality of the problem they brought on their selves.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
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