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Four officials fired over Moscow bombing

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Four officials fired over Moscow bombing


As Russia held a day of mourning for the 35 victims of Monday’s bomb attack at Moscow’s busiest airport, it has been announced at least four officials have been sacked over the blast.

However the Kremlin has made no mention of the intelligence agency, the FSB, although it has been widely criticised in the press with commentators asking why the agency failed to prevent the tragedy.

In Moscow, people are worried: “When I travelled on the metro I looked around me the whole time, now it’s the same at the airport. I’m thinking now how do I travel? On the train or by plane? It creates a lot of tension,” said one man.

“There’s a big question mark over security in Moscow. I’m really worried because of the tragedy in Domodedovo airport. I think that not just at the airports, but on the metro and on public transport in general security is zero,” added a woman.

President Dimitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin both placed candles at churches in the capital.

As yet, no-one has claimed responsibility for Monday’s blast although Putin has said there is no Chechen connection. But sources close to the investigation say the suicide bomber came from the North Caucasus region which includes Ingushetia and Dagestan as well as Chechnya.

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