Monday, 21 October 2013

Human Bus Bombs: The Chechnyan Intifada

MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) – Investigators in Russia said at least six people were killed Monday after a suspected female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on a bus in the southern city of Volgograd.
Investigators said preliminary information indicated the attack had been carried out by Naida Akhiyalova, a 30-year old woman from Russia’s republic of Dagestan, in the North Caucasus, which has been riven by unrest since the mid-1990s.
The government has implemented a wide range of measures to eliminate terrorist threats in Russia’s restive south as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics early next year in the city of Sochi.

But this attack, if proved to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber, will serve as a stark reminder of the persisting dangers stemming from a decades-long insurgency in the North Caucasus.

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