Russia on Friday announced the arrest of a fourth individual over his suspected involvement in the terrorist bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Two senior Russian anti-terrorism officials were sacked on Tuesday for failing to prevent January’s deadly Moscow airport bombing.
Chechen Islamist rebel leader Dokka Umarov on Tuesday claimed responsibility for ordering a suicide bombing that killed 36 people and injured hundreds more at Moscow’s busiest airport in January.
Russian investigators said on Saturday that the attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was carried out by a resident of Russia’s North Caucasus region and was aimed primarily at foreigners, RIA Novosti reported.
After describing the blast that killed 35 people at Moscow’s busiest airport on Monday afternoon as a “well-planned terrorist attack”, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said airport management should be held accountable for lapses in security.
Moscow-based Transaero has applied to the US DOT for permission to launch service between Moscow-Domodeovo and New York-JFK International Airport, as well as Miami International Airport.