Russians Were Warned of Airport Attack

Medvedev slams security glitches, airport oversight
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2011 7:48 AM CST
Mounted police patrol Red Square in Moscow, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Security was tightened in Moscow on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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(Newser) – Russian security officials were warned a week ago of an impending attack at a Moscow airport—and they even had information on the exact location of the bombing, the Daily Telegraph reports. “A tip-off with a warning that something was being prepared appeared one week before the explosion. Even the place, by the customs, was named,” said a website with ties to Russia’s security service.

“Agents were seeking three suspects, but they managed to access ... the airport, witness the explosion which their accomplice carried out and then leave the airport,” an insider said. President Dmitry Medvedev has slammed security efforts at the airport, citing “violations,” notes the New York Times. “Such a quantity of explosive material that was carried in or brought in—that’s not so easy to do. We must hold responsible those who have ties to the company that makes decisions, the management of the airport.” (Click to read what the bomber's last words reportedly were.)

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