MOSCOW, January 25 (Itar-Tass) – The representative of the investigation into the explosion at Domodedovo has denied some media reports that Mondays terrorist attack at the airport was staged by two terrorists – a man and a woman. The main version of the investigation has not changed: one suicide bomber, a man 30 to 40 years old, heavily-built, most likely of European appearance, exploded at Domodedovo, the investigation official said.
Fragments of the body were severely deformed, but identification is possible with a special expert examination, he specified. Special investigation activities to identify the possible accomplices are underway. The explosive device yield was from 5 to 7 kilograms of TNT. The caseless bomb was packed with striking elements – cut metal wire and balls of bearings.
A total of 35 people were killed as a result of the terrorist act. Thirty-one people died at the scene of the terrorist act, three in hospitals and one in the ambulance on the way to hospital, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development Maxim Topilin said earlier. Eighty-six people were hospitalised mainly with explosive injuries and broken arms and legs.
Citizens of at least six countries were injured at the airport or killed. There are citizens of other countries among those killed, specifically citizens of Great Britain, Russian Investigation Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
Several foreign embassies in Moscow have confirmed that their nationals were injured in Mondays explosion at Domodedovo Airport. One Slovak and one Italian were injured, their embassies reported. Six citizens of Tajikistan were injured. The German and Turkish embassies are checking information on their nationals. A citizen of Serbia has been hospitalised with injuries.
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