Russian police identify airport bomber as Caucasus man

by Jake Daczyk

The man who set off a bomb in a Russian airport, killing 35 people, was identified as a 20 year old from the North Caucasus area of Russia by the Russian Investigative Committee Saturday.

MSNBC reported that authorities will not give out the name of the man who committed the bombing, that information will wait until they know the organisation behind the bombing. The initial speculation is that this bombing was organized by Chechen insurgents.

CNN reports that the agency believes that the bomb was targeted at foreingers inside the Russian airport so it was no coincidence that the bomb was set off in the international arrivals zone.

Immediately following the bombings Russian President Dimitry Medvedev fired top airport security officials for preventing the attacks.

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