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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-01-26

President Dmitry Medvedev fired a senior interior ministry transport official Wednesday following the deadly Moscow airport bombing that killed 35 people and injured more than 100 others, Russian reports said.

AP - Russian news agencies say President Dmitry Medvedev has fired a top official of the country’s transport police in the wake of the bombing at Russia’s busiest airport that killed 35 people.

The reports did not immediately specify Medvedev’s reason for dismissing the transport police head for the Russian region that includes Moscow and did not give his full name. But Medvedev criticized transport police in general for being passive.

The reports also say the chief of the transport police division at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and two officers were fired Wednesday by Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev.

In the wake of the bombing, Medvedev initially criticized the airport’s security forces. But Domodedovo’s management objected, saying transport police were responsible for guarding access to the airport area where Monday’s blast occurred.
 

Date created : 2011-01-26

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