Jan 25, 2011
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has vowed “retribution is inevitable” over the Moscow airport suicide bombing.
Mr Putin has built much of his reputation on harsh statements, but he did not go into detail on his plans. No claims of responsibility have been made for Monday’s attack at Domodedovo Airport, which killed 35 and left 180 injured.
Suspicion has fallen on Islamist separatist insurgents from Chechnya or elsewhere in Russia’s troubled Caucasus region who have been battling Russian authority for over 15 years.
Chechen insurgents have claimed responsibility for an array of attacks in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia, including a double suicide bombing on the capital’s subway system in March 2010 that killed 40 people. They also have hit Domodedovo Airport before, with two suicide bombers slipping through its security in 2004 to kill 90 people.