DUSHANBE, February 8, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- Tajik nationals wounded in a January 24 bombing attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport are being discharged from hospitals.

To-date, twelve Tajiks who sustained moderately sever wounds in the Domodedovo blast are already out of hospitals, while six others are still in hospitals, according to the Tajik Embassy in Moscow.  “Doctors assess their condition as satisfactory,” the source said.

We will recall that 35 persons, including two Tajik nationals – Sobir Jabborov and Murod Haqnazarov, were killed and at least more than 130 others were wounded in the Domodedovo blast on January 24.

On February 2, the death toll in he Domodedovo blast rose to 36, as Tajik national Salim Silmanov, who was seriously wounded in the blast, died.  Specialists from the Moscow-based Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute have done all that they can to pull Salim Silmanov to health, but unfortunately, they failed to save him.  Salim sustained serious shrapnel head wound and lost much blood.

The explosion happened in the international arrivals hall of the Domodedovo airport, which is the busiest airport serving Russia''s capital, on January 24, at about 16:31 local time.  36 persons, including three Tajik nationals were killed in the blast.

According to the Russian Ministry of Health, a total of 132 people were hospitalized after the explosion at the Domodedovo airport.  At least 19 Tajik citizens were among those wounded in the Domodedovo explosion, and only one of them rejected hospitalization and treatment.

Investigators say the explosion, which happened in the arrivals hall, was a terrorist act.  A 20-year old resident of Ingushetia''s Ali-Yurt village Magomed Yevloyev was identified by the investigators as the suicide bomber who targeted Domodedovo airport.

In the meantime, Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, the self-declared Emir of "Caucasus Emirate", has claimed the responsibility for the suicide attack at Domodedovo, stating that the attack was response to the violence at the Manezhnaya Square in Moscow.