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Medvedev vows action on blast culprits

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Medvedev vows action on blast culprits


Russia’s president has vowed to crack down hard on those responsible for Monday’s deadly bomb blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

The suspected suicide bombing killed at least 35 people and left many more injured.

President Dimitri Medvedev has launched an inquiry to root out the culprits behind the attack at Russia’s busiest airport. He also threatened to sack senior officials for any lapses in security at the airport.

Although nobody has admitted responsibility, it is widely suspected that militants from the volatile North Caucasus region are to blame.

Medvedev told a press conference: “I think it’s especially obvious to everyone in this room that everything must be done to find, expose and bring to justice the bandits who committed this crime. And the hideouts of these bandits, however deep they have been dug, must be liquidated.”

The Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin has been visiting victims of the blast in hospital.

Images from CCTV have revealed the full horror of the explosion, which ripped through the international arrivals area.

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