Reuters is reporting that several people were killed in a suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. Twitter sources say that as many as 10 people were killed in the bombing.
This is very much breaking news. I will post updates throughout the day as information becomes available.
In the meantime, it is worth noting that this is not the first time that Russia has experienced this kind of terrorist violence. Last March, 38 people were killed in a double suicide bombings of the Moscow metro. In 2004, two separate suicide attacks on the Moscow metro killed 50 people.
As far as I can tell, this is the first time such an attack has targeted people at an airport.
Very scary. More updates soon.
UPDATE: The death toll climbs to at least 23 killed and 140 injured.
UPATE II: From the Twitter feed of Euronews journalist Jose Miguel Sardo: “Domodedovo blast equivalent to 5kg of TNT according RIA Novosti agency. At least 31 died, more than 130 injured. #Moscow#blast”
UPDATE III: Death toll climbing still. Now stands at 35 killed. This very chilling video of the immediate aftermath of the blast has been making the rounds. I don’t want to embed it here. Too graphic.