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Criminal case opened over Moscow airport suicide bombing

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(updated 18:27 28.10.2014)
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A criminal case had been opened over a suicide attack that hit Moscow's busy Domodedovo International Airport on Monday, killing at least 31 people and injuring about 130, a spokesman for the Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor's Office said.

A criminal case had been opened over a suicide attack that hit Moscow's busy Domodedovo International Airport on Monday, killing at least 31 people and injuring about 130, a spokesman for the Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor's Office said.

The blast occurred at about 04:32 p.m. Moscow time (13:32 GMT) at the international arrivals gate. Twenty of those injured were reported to have been admitted to hospitals in serious condition.

A suicide bomber was reported to have detonated himself in the crowd at the arrival gate.

The explosion was estimated to be equal to 5kg of TNT.

MOSCOW, January 24 (RIA Novosti)