Investigators work near the lifeless body of a man killed in an explosion at Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. An explosion ripped through the arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing many people. The Russian president called it a terror attack. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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The Russian government is beefing up security across its transportation system after a deadly terror attack. A suicide bomber set off a bomb at the country's busiest airport killing dozens and wounding more than 150. Charlie D'Agata reports from London.
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The massive explosion ripped through Moscow’s busiest airport during the late afternoon rush.
Smoke filled the international arrivals terminal.. and cell phone video showed the floor covered in luggage and bodies.
The blast in the baggage area killed 35 people and wounded 180.
Investigators believe the attack was the work of a suicide bomber.
Russia’s President offered condolences to the victims’ families.. and vowed to track down those behind the bombing.
No one has claimed responsibility.. but Russian authorities suspect Chechen rebels fighting for an independent Islamist state.
Last March two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow's subway system.. and in 2004 suicide bombers brought down two airplanes.. killing everyone on both flights.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs read a statement from President Obama saying, "We share your sorrow and a resolve to stand with you in our common fight against those who use terror for their political goals."
Domodedovo is southeast of Moscow.. and the largest of the city’s three major airports.
Its security procedures have been called into question before.. but the airport website states that cutting edge technology guarantees the safety of passengers and guests.
Monday’s explosion is also expected to renew security concerns as Russia prepares to host two major international sporting events – the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 World Cup.