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Published January 24, 2011, 06:58 PM

Twin Cities Airport Security Up After Moscow Blast

Security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is being stepped up after a suicide bombing at Moscow's busiest airport.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is being stepped up after a suicide bombing at Moscow's busiest airport.

Twin Cities airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski (skuh-VRAHN'-skee) says airport police are beefing up the number of uniformed personnel at both terminals.

Scovronski says airport police are concentrating on curbside check-in areas and the perimeter of the airport.

She tells the Star Tribune the move is being made even though there has been no request from federal officials. The alert level remains at orange, indicating a high risk of terrorist attacks.

In Moscow, at least 35 people were killed and 180 wounded in the explosion at Domodedovo (DOH'-muh-DYED'-uh-vuh) Airport.

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