Domodedovo bombing suspects' detention extended until October 30
MOSCOW, July 5 (RAPSI, Maria Petrova) – The Moscow Regional Court has extended the detention of the suspects of the 2011 bomb attack at Domodedovo Airport that killed 37 and injured 172, the court told RAPSI on Friday.
On January 24, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the airport's international arrivals hall. Doku Umarov, Russia's most wanted terrorist at the time, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The group which planned the bombing was led by Aslan Byutukayev and Supyan Abdullayev.
Magomed Yevloyev, a 20-year-old native of Russia's republic of Ingushetia and thought to have been trained by Islamist terrorists in the North Caucasus, was allegedly instructed to explode the bomb.
The prosecutor's office maintains that Islam and Ilez Yandiyev, Akhmed Yevloyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev helped Yevloyev get to Moscow, where he was supplied with a bomb at an apartment rented by the suspects.
The men also chose the busiest area at Domodedovo for the bombing – the international arrivals hall – and sent Yevloyev to the airport to commit the terrorist attack. The suspects are charged on several articles of the Criminal Code, including “Murder.”
Altogether, 28 militants connected with the Caucasus Emirate terrorist organization were linked to the attack. Seventeen of them were killed in special operations in 2011 and four detained.