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Obama condemns Russia airport blast as terrorism

Jan 24, 2011 10:40:00 PM - thestate.com
President Barack Obama is condemning an explosion that killed at least 35 people at Moscow's busiest airport, calling it "an outrageous act of terrorism against the Russian people."

Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, said it looked like a terror attack. A state news agency says the blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber.

Obama also extended his condolences to the Russian people, whom he says have suffered greatly from terrorism.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the president was briefed about the explosion Monday morning by John Brennan, his counterrorism adviser. Gibbs says the U.S. will extend any assistance the Russians may want.

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