Russian President Criticizes Airport After Blast

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday criticized the management of Moscow's busiest airport, a day after 35 people were killed in a suicide bombing there.

Medvedev was quoted in several Russian news agencies saying that the management of Domodedovo Airport should be held responsible for the attack because of insufficient security measures.

"What happened at Domodedovo shows the airport lacked security," Medvedev said. "It's unbelievable that such a huge amount of explosives were brought into the terminal. Those officials responsible for security at Domodedovo must be punished for their decisions. This is a terror attack, a grief, a tragedy."

The blast occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the entrance of the international arrivals section of Domodedovo Airport.

Authorities were still trying to tally the exact number of people injured in the blast.

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said that there were 110 wounded people still in hospitals.

On Monday, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee had said 35 people died and 152 were wounded in the explosion.
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