Internationals Killed in Moscow

ABC news reports that a bomb killed dozens and injured more than 100 in Moscow’s busiest airport today. The bombing is believed to be terrorist related and carried out by two suicide bombers.

The area in which the bomb was detonated is said to have been the International Arrivals section. This is an interesting development as most airports seem to be focused on departures when it comes to security.

Even in the U.S., where airport security measures have greatly increased since the events of 9-11, most arrivals allow people to walk freely in off the street and mingle with those arriving from other destinations.

Bomb detecting K-9s and intelligent sensors are an invaluable resource, but how often do we see them deployed around the arrivals area? This is well worth considering for those who are picking up Clients/Principals arriving into local airports.

Another point worth noting is the fact that not all international airports have the same level of security and therefore offer the same protection as most U.S. airports. The former Soviet Union has a history of terror attacks from what is referred to as; “the Northern Caucasus”.

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