Russiske politi har identifisert mannen som sprengte seg selv i lufta på Domodedovo-flyplassen mandag. Det var ikke tilfeldig at han valgte ankomsthallen for utlandet. Hensikten var å drepe flest mulig utlendinger.
Russisk politi vil foreløpig ikke offtentliggjøre navnet. De sier han var en 20-åring fra Kaukasus.
The man who detonated a bomb at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow on Monday, killing 35 people, was a 20-year-old from the North Caucasus, the Russian Investigative Committee said Saturday.
The agency also said it was clear the bomb targeted foreigners.
«It was no accident that the terrorist attack took place in the international arrivals zone,» the state-run RIA Novosti news agency quoted Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin as saying. «Investigators believe that it was directed against, in the first place, foreign nationals.»
The bomb blew up in a crowded area of the international arrivals section, killing 35 people and wounding scores more.
Markin said authorities were looking for the organizers of the attack and would not provide the bomber’s name for the time being, according to RIA Novosti.
Although there has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing, suspicion has centered on the North Caucasus, where a jihadist insurgency has been fighting to establish an Islamic emirate.
Russian President Dimitry Medvedev fired top airport security officials in the wake of the explosion, saying they had not done enough to prevent such incidents.
The bombing came less than a year after suicide bombers attacked subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour, killing nearly 40 people.
Samtidig kommer en utrolig historie om en kvinnelig selvmordsbomber som detonerte nyttårsaften på en plass like ved murene rundt Kreml, ved en tilfeldighet. Kvinnen mottok en automatisk nyttårshilsen fra sin mobiloperatør og det utløste bomben, flere timer før den skulle gått av.
Hensikten var nok å sprenge seg midt i menneskemengden på Den røde plass.
A terrorist plot in Moscow was foiled New Year’s Eve when an unexpected text message reportedly detonated a suicide bomber’s explosives prematurely, Russian security told The Daily Telegraph.
The “Black Widow” bomber, who may belong to the group that attacked Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Monday, planned to set off her suicide belt near Red Square, potentially killing hundreds of people, the newspaper reported.
Instead, security sources believe that a text message wishing the woman a happy new year from her mobile phone provider set off the explosives hours before the planned attack, The Daily Telegraph said.
News agencies said the bomber, who has yet to be identified, was killed and the building destroyed by the blast, but that another man and woman possibly connected to the plot managed to escape.