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Explosion At Moscow Airport; Many People Reported Killed

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Reports are coming in about an explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and that there have been people killed:

Update at 9:48 a.m. ET: The English-language, Russian-based channel RT News is streaming its coverage here. It’s reporting “31 killed, 130 injured.”

Update at 9:39 a.m. ET: The BBC adds that Domodedovo airport is about 25 miles southeast of Moscow, “and is popular with foreign workers and tourists.”

Update at 9:30 a.m. ET: Reuters says the Itar-Tass news agency is reporting that the blast “killed about 20 people,” according to “a law enforcement official.”

Update at 9:23 a.m. ET: Russia’s InterFax news agency is saying it’s been told by a source that the blast was a “suicide attack” that “occurred at [the] luggage section at [the] international arrivals terminal.”

Update at 9:18 a.m. ET: According to the BBC, “early local media reports suggested the blast may have hit the airport’s international arrivals hall.”

Our original post:

— The BBC says “at least 10 people killed and 20 others injured.” Reuters has the same numbers.

— Russia’s InterFax, from which many other outlets are getting their information, is saying there were at least 10 deaths and “at least 20 injured.”

There’s nothing about this yet on the airport’s website.

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