Obama condemns 'outrageous' Moscow bombing

24th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

US President Barack Obama on Monday condemned as "outrageous" a suicide attack on a Moscow airport which left 35 people dead and dozens wounded.

"I strongly condemn this outrageous" act, the US leader said, quoted by White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

"Any assistance that the government of Russia needs or wants, we certainly stand ready to help," Gibbs added.

There were scenes of carnage at Domodedovo airport in southern Moscow on Monday as corpses were stretchered out of the arrivals area after the blast, the latest deadly attack to hit the capital after the metro bombings in March.

Describing the attack as an act of terror, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired an emergency meeting of transport and security officials and ordered a special security regime across the country's main airports and railway stations.

© 2011 AFP

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