Medvedev sacks senior transport official after attack

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President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday fired a senior interior ministry transport official, Andrei Alexeyev, after the deadly Moscow airport bombing, reports said.

"Those who did not work properly must be punished," Medvedev said in televised comments.

"I would like to inform you that... I have just signed a decree dismissing the head of the transport administration for the Central Federal District at the interior ministry Alexeyev," Medvedev said.

The Central Federal District includes Moscow.

"All the officials responsible for organising the (security) process must be brought to their senses," he said.

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