explosion kills 35 at moscow airport - plastic panels
On Monday, an explosion in the international arrivals hall of Moscow's busiest airport killed 35 people and injured about 180.
The Russian president described it as a terrorist attack.
The state-run Russian news agency quoted law enforcement sources as saying,
The afternoon blast at Domodedovo airport could have been caused by a suicide bomber.
There were no reports of Israeli casualties in the blast.
The Foreign Ministry said the El Al flight scheduled to fly to Moscow on Monday and Tuesday night had been canceled.
The ministry said all El Al employees working at Moscow airport were not hurt.
Shiyeh Daitem, a representative of Russia's ZAKA volunteer relief organization, said he did not know the Jews who were injured in the explosion at Moscow airport.
"Large security forces have been deployed at the airport and everyone is being thoroughly inspected.
"I have never seen such a thing," he said . ". (Yael Branovsky)
The Israeli Yehuda, who was supposed to board a flight from Moscow to Tel Aviv, spoke to Ynet about the "shameful" security of the airport, even after the attack. "They (
Continue to check only the luggage and anyone is free to enter. " he said.
Moscow resident Victoria told Ynet, "there is a side door in the parking lot and access to the airport from there without checking.
There were no police officers at the entrance and no metal detectors.
Everyone knows this entrance.
I am angry that our government has not done anything for our security.
Police in Moscow say the Russian secret service has received warnings of possible terrorist attacks.
Security personnel searched three suspects but could not stop them from entering the airport, they said.
An amateur video posted on YouTube shows that the terminal was engulfed in smoke, with a lot of bodies in one area and other bodies scattered on the floor.
The luggage was scattered on the ground with a few small fires.
A blank man in a suit pushed a luggage cart through the Holocaust.
"From the preliminary information we have, this is a terrorist attack.
He ordered the authorities to strengthen the safety of two other commercial airports and other key transportation facilities in Moscow, including the target subway system of the past terrorist attacks.
He said the explosion showed a violation of security regulations.
He postponed plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.
Although there have been many attacks on Moscow Metro and Russian trains
The most accused is the Chechen militants.
Monday's bombing was the first involving Russian airports since 2004.
Arriving in the lobby waiting for a friend to arrive from Cuba, Sergei lawoshkin said he saw the emergency rescue team transporting bloody people from the terminal.
Evacuate the wounded after the explosionPhoto: Reuters)
"I heard a loud noise and saw the plastic board falling off the ceiling and people screaming.
"Then people started to run away," Lavochkin told Rossiya 24 . ".
British Airways passenger Mark Green, who had just arrived at the airport, told BBC television that he had heard a huge explosion as he left the terminal.
"Really, it shook you," he said . "
"There were a lot of alarms when we put the bags in the car. . .
People began to flow out of the terminal, some of them covered in blood.
"A Gentleman's jeans were torn and his thigh was covered with blood from his groin to his knee," he added . ".
Green said thousands of people were in the terminal when the explosion occurred.
Another injured man evacuated. Photo: AP)
Sophia mariavina, spokesman for the ministry of social development and health, said 31 people were killed and about 130 injured.
She said 56 ambulances had been dispatched to treat the victims.
"There is smoke all over the airport," she said on Rossiya 24 . ".
Built in 1964, Domodedovo is located 26 miles (42 kilometers)
Located southeast of the center of Moscow, it is the largest airport among the three major airports in the Russian capital, and last year it served 22 million people.
It is widely regarded as the most popular city in Moscow. to-
But its security procedures have been questioned.
On 2004, two suicide bombers were able to fly in domodedovoden by illegally purchasing tickets from airport personnel.
The female bomber blew herself up in the middle.
All 90 people on both flights were killed.
According to the airport website, there are currently 77 airlines offering regular flights to Domodedovo, serving 241 international and domestic routes.
The airport insisted that security was one of its top priorities and said on its website that it was "cutting-
Edge operation technology guarantees the safety of passengers and guests.
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya expressed his condolences to the Russian people and the families of those killed in the terrorist attacks.
"Terrorism is international, so the response to terrorism must be international.
"If we unite, we will crack down on the terrorists and defeat their plans," he said . ".
Earlier, terrorists attacked other transportation centers in Moscow.
On last March, two explosions occurred on the subway, killing 39 people and injuring more than 60 others.
Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the attack and warned Russian leaders that "the war is coming to their city ".
"On December 2009, Chechen rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Highland.
High speed train between Moscow and St.
The attack killed 26 people and wounded dozens. NATO Secretary-
General Rasmussen said he was "deeply disturbed" by the reported terrorist attacks ".
"I strongly condemn this behavior," he said on Twitter . "
NATO and Russia stand together in the fight against terrorism.