26 Jan '11, 10am

President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the transport police chief after a deadly Moscow airport bombing killed 35 people

President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the transport police chief after a deadly Moscow airport bombing killed 35 people

Russian news agencies say President Dmitry Medvedev has fired a top official of the country's transport police. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MOSCOW - 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 Mr Medvedev's reason for dismissing the transport police head for the Russian region that includes Moscow and did not give his full name. But Mr Medvedev criticised 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 on Wednesday by Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev. In the wake of the bombing, Mr Medvedev initially criticised the airport's security forces. But Domodedovo's management objected,...

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