Two sought in connection with Moscow airport bombing: police

6th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Two young men believed to be implicated in last month's deadly Moscow airport bombing have been put on a police wanted list, a police source said Sunday."

The official told Interfax news agency that the pair being sought disappeared from the village of Ali-Yurt in the Northern Caucasus region of Ingushetia at roughly the same time as the presumed Moscow airport bomber, Magomed Yevloyev.

The source said that when Yevlogev was identified as the suspected perpetrator of the bombing that killed 36 and wounded more than 150 at Russia's busiest airport, investigators began paying attention to his contacts and relatives in the region.

"As part of these investigations, people from this circle were viewed as possibly implicated in the Domodedovo (airport) blast," the source added.

Security officials have said that the Domodedovo airport bombing attack was carried out by 20-year-old Yevloyev, who was said to have been high on drugs.

The Russian daily Tvoi Dien reported Friday that Yevloyev left for military service in Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East, in November 2009 but was discharged for health reasons three months later.

"Since then, he has had no work and has not studied. He stayed mostly at home," a policeman in Ali-Yurt told the daily, which described him as "low-key" and with no police record.

Soon after the Janaury 24 airport blast, the Yevlogev family left the village after a visit by FSB security agents, the paper said.

© 2011 AFP

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