Moscow terrorist attack a wake-up call on public access to airports


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Despite decades of progressively tighter airport security, there has been a wide hole in the net and on Monday terrorists in Moscow drove through it.

At least 35 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when at least one suicide bomber and perhaps two detonated shrapnel-packed suicide vests among crowds at Moscow’s busiest airport, Domodedovo.

What made this attack unprecedented was that the terrorists struck the arrivals hall packed not only with passengers from recently arrived planes, but also with family, friends and contacts waiting to meet them. Continue reading