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Islamist rebel says he ordered Moscow airport blast

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Islamist rebel says he ordered Moscow airport blast


A Chechen warlord has apparently claimed responsibility for last month’s carnage at Russia’s busiest airport and warned of further such attacks.

In a video on an Islamist website, Doku Umarov said he ordered the “special operation” to avenge what he called Russian “crimes” in the Caucasus.

He does not mention Domodedovo Airport in Moscow by name. But his reference to the 24th – the suicide bombing occurred on January 24 – looks to confirm suspicions of his involvement.

The blast in a crowded terminal building killed 36 people and injured 180 others.

Umarov has warned he will make 2011 a year of “blood and tears” for Russia.

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