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January 24th 2011: Explosion at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow

The Russian President, Dmitri Medvedev is holding emergency talks at the Kremlin after an explosion at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow in which over thirty people are believed to have been killed. The Russian premier has expressed his condolences to the victims and bereaved families affected by the incident.

The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said in a statement:

“I am shocked by the terrorist attack at Moscow’s busiest airport.  I strongly condemn this horrific act.  I express my condolences to the families of those killed and injured and to the Russian people.

“We are in this fight together.  This is why in the NATO-Russia Council we have to strengthen our cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

“This is a common threat that we have to face united.  NATO expresses its solidarity with the Russian people and Government.”

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin has been instructed to establish an investigation team to establish the facts of the incident.

The hotline for those needing information on loved ones thought to be at Domodedovo Airport is:
(495) 363-61-01
(495) 644-40-66.

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