Thursday, January 27, 2011

Medvedev Fires Police Official Over Bombing -

"MOSCOW—Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired a senior transport police commander for failure to prevent Monday's suicide bombing at the country's busiest airport. He gave officials two weeks to devise new plans to prevent such attacks against airports, trains, subways and buses.

Flags fly at half mast over the Kremlin, as Russia holds a day of mourning for those who lost their lives in a bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. Video courtesy of Reuters.

Mr. Medvedev's action Wednesday, hours before his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was meant to reinforce assurances to leaders of international business that Russia is a safe bet for their investment.

The bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport killed 35 people, including eight foreign citizens. There has been no claim of responsibility, and investigators have named no suspects or presented a clear account of the attack in a lightly patrolled area of the airport's international arrivals hall.

Medvedev Fires Police Official Over Bombing -

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