26 Jan '11, 7pm

Russia fires officials over airport bombing: MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday fired senior officials over security la...

Russia fires officials over airport bombing: MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday fired senior officials over security la...

MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday fired senior officials over security lapses that allowed a suicide bomber to wreak carnage at its main airport, as Moscow held a day of mourning for the 35 killed. President Dmitry Medvedev, who was scheduled later in the day to head to Davos to convince investors Russia can defeat terror, announced he had fired a senior transport official and threatened more dismissals in the future. "All the officials responsible for organising the (security) process must be brought to their senses," he said. Medvedev gave officials two weeks to come up with proposals to prevent suicide attacks, indicating Russia should introduce total security checks on public transport. "Those who did not work properly must be punished," Medvedev said, announcing that he had dismissed the head of the interior ministry's transport administration for the Central Federal Distri...

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