Terrorism in Russia: suicide-bomber blows up bus in Volgograd
A man, who blew up as he was installing an explosive device in Makhachkala /capital city of Dagestan/, had participated in terrorist crimes, including in the bus explosion in Volgograd.
Five gunmen, including Dmitry Sokolov, the partner of the female suicide bomber who committed an deadly attack in a bus in Volgograd in October, have been killed in an operation in Makhachkala, a Dagestani law enforcement source said.
Gunman Dmitry Sokolov, who has been blockaded, along with other militants, in a house outside Makhachkala in Dagestan, has acknowledged his role in the recent bomb attack in a bus in Volgograd during negotiations with security forces on Saturday, the National Antiterrorist Committee said in a statement.
An armed group member Dmitry Sokolov, involved in a number of terrorist attacks, including a recent bus bombing in Volgograd, may be trapped in the house that a Russian task force has blocked in the Semender settlement in the Kirov district of the city of Makhachkala, where an antiterrorist operation is under way, the information centre of the National Antiterrorist Committee reported earlier this Saturday.
Naida Asiyalova, who blew herself up in a bus in Volgograd on October 21, was seriously ill, Mikhail Muzrayev, the head of the Investigations Committee's Investigations Department for the region, told a press conference on Thursday.
A series of forensic tests will be conducted to investigate the bus bombing in Volgograd on October 21, head of the Russian Investigative Committee's Volgograd regional department Mikhail Muzrayev said.
On October 21st a suicide bomber, 30-year-old Naida Asiyalova from Dagestan, set off a bomb on a commuter bus in Volgograd in south-eastern part of Central Russia. As a result, six people were killed and at least 50, including a one-year-old child, injured. The investigators are working to reveal the terrorist’s contacts with the underground bandits, while the lawmakers are adopting new normative acts to counteract.
The police are working to establish the identity of a man who attempted to set fire to a mosque in Russia's southern city of Volgograd, the Interior Ministry's regional branch said in a press release.
Russian online media Life News uncovered a video showing the Dagestani suicide bomber, Naida Asiyalova, studying the Akvarel shopping mall before heading to the bus stop where she then boarded Bus No29 for her last trip.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen offered his condolences over the terrorist attack in Volgograd on Wednesday.
Accomplices of the Volograd suicide bomber, Naida Asiyalova, who detonated a grenade inside a Russian shuttle bus, are suspected to have been implicated in a string of major terrorist attacks and assassinations in Russia's North Caucasian republic of Dagestan. Russian police say they are now on the federal wanted list. (PHOTO)
Naida Asiyalova, 30, a Dagestani national suspected of bombing a bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, lost contact with her family once she married Dmitry Sokolov of Moscow who later joined a Dagestan militant cell. In an exclusive interview for the Voice of Russia Naida's mother Ravzat talks about the environment in which Asiyalova grew up and about not-so-tight family ties she lived with. According to Ravzat, her daughter's crime was rather unexpected. "She was brought up in a decent family and had started showing signs of radicalization soon after meeting her husband-to-be", Ravzat told the Voice of Russia.
An evacuation was launched after a suspicious bag was found on a bus parked near the Volgograd airport building in southern Russia, said a source in the city's law enforcement agencies. Nothing dangerous was found inside the bag.
Since early Tuesday, Russians have been bringing traditional red carnations to the place where a suspected Dagestan suicide bomber attacked yesterday a shuttle bus full of students in the southern city of Volgograd as the country has started a three-day mourning for the blast victims.
Naida Asiyalova, 30, a Dagestani national suspected of bombing a bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, lost contact with her family once she married Dmitry Sokolov of Moscow who later joined a Dagestan militant cell, her mother has said.
EMERCOM’s Ilyushin-76 at 03:30 (23.30 GMT) left from Volgograd to Moscow taking four badly injured patients, representative of EMERCOM’s regional branch Vyacheslav Goncharov said on Tuesday.
Naida Asiyalova, a native of Dagestan, who according to the Investigative Committee, was responsible for the suicide bombing of a bus in Volgograd, was not on any wanted list, a committee source told RIA Novosti.
The suicide blast that devastated a bus in Volgograd was meant to take place in Moscow, a source in the Russian Investigative Committee told RT.
An explosion on a bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killed at least five people was caused by a female suicide bomber, investigators told the Interfax news agency. Russian officials had opened a formal terror probe.