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. DLewis

    Ah yes... I see that the "religion of peace" has once again reared its ugly head.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. CommonSense

    You should really think before you speak! I know common sense is NOT always readily available but please try your best!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • HardRockMark

      "Common sense is not so common" – Voltaire

      January 24, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Eli

    Sorry Russia, you dance with the Muslims you die by the Muslims. You have sold your soul to the Devil, keep doing business and selling weapons to every ruthless Islamic country and you will soon be butchered by your own weapons.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tewrobert

      Took the words right out of my mouth.......But we have done the same thing .........

      January 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Pavel

      You deeply are mistaken! There are people who want that Russia has collapsed on a part. They use for this purpose terrorists. Russia is now weak. Russia is separated and has wallowed in corruption, therefore is now vulnerable. On September, 11th Russian were with Americans in minds and hearts. At people a grief. I don't ask your condolences. You are able to laugh at another's trouble only. But I am assured these reptiles will find and will destroy, will destroy the Russian weapon, yes so that anybody is more so never did!

      January 24, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • nectar

      as far as I know USA and Great Britain sell more weapons to Muslim countries than ALL other countries combined

      January 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ryan

    You are beyond ignorant.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. DisgruntledGrrl

    I guess the Chechnyans felt left out.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Stoney

    LOL – funniest post about a tragedy so far...

    January 24, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Burger King

      I was referring to the 'Sarah Palin' quote of seeing it. :/

      January 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. ana

    I think you deserve rehab, go and check yourself in a rehab for hatered.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Robby

    this was the work of a dirty muslim

    January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |

    In Soviet Union, bomb finds you!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • nectar

      for whom the bell tolls? dont feel safe yet, we're all living on the same planet

      January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Meixsell

    This proves that ignorance is not bliss. The Russians have "partnered" over the years with their enemies. The Koran targets not only the west and Israel, but all infidels, including Russia. Maybe this event will help them get a little closer to understanding that. They learned nothing with Chechnya, or any other former soviet union country which is predominantly islamic. Life is a learning process. It does no good to mourn and bury the dead if we do not learn something from it. After living over in that area for many years, I am familiar with the mindset and philosophy of the Russian people. I am praying that God will help them ensure that future attacks will be thwarted by them being better equipped to take their enemies seriously.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Joan Isenberg

      The Ubiquitous God again. Better to be godless than delusional.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. A Scott

    Wow, the quality of the conversations here is really sad. Why is it that we cannot seem to have an actual adult discussion between us any more?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Stoney

      So, you're new to this message board thing, huh? Welcome. Here's your guide: People will write things to get a rise out of others just for the sake of it. Most times, it will contain some political agenda which needs a complex roadmap to guide the reader back to the original reason for the message board...oh, yeah and people really get angry about poor grammar. What actually happened is irrelevant. Enjoy!

      January 24, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. d-dub

    virgina foxx will blame this on the liberal of the liberals

    January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. John B

    Heads up TSA. The terrorists have figured out how to get through security. They don't bother.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. CommonSense

    Nuke your face!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. dave

    if it was in the baggage claim it maybe was an incoming bag that blew up too late. the origin of the flight may clarify motive.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
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