G8 vows to fight terrorism after Moscow bombing

25th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

The G8 group of leading industrialized powers condemned the "barbarous" bomb attack that killed 35 people in Moscow and expressed its "utmost determination" to fight extremist violence, in a statement on Tuesday.

G8 countries "reiterate their utmost determination to work together to combat and prevent terrorism and violent extremism," said the statement by the G8 foreign ministers, issued by current G8 president France.

"They assure the authorities of the Russian Federation of their solidarity in these tragic times and stand united in their commitment to bring perpetrators of such barbarous acts to justice."

Russian authorities were investigating the theory that a female suicide bomber dispatched by militants from the North Caucasus region triggered the deadly attack Monday afternoon at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

Militants from the overwhelmingly Muslim region have fought a deadly insurgency with the Kremlin over recent years.

The bombing killed 35 people and put more than 100 in hospital.

"Nothing can ever justify such massive violence," said the statement from the Group of Eight -- Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Russia and the United States.

The member countries "offer their condolences and express their deepest sympathy to the families of the many victims."

© 2011 AFP

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