Monday, October 21, 2013

Bus targeted in southern Russia by suicide bomber

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.
"This woman was never on a wanted list. Law enforcement officers paid close attention to her but never announced her in a wanted list", - said the official.

In turn, a police source in Dagestan told RIA Novosti; that "Naida Asiyalova, who staged the attack in Volgograd, has never been on trial and did not appear in any criminal matters. At the same time, she actively interacted with the representatives of thugs", the spokesman continued.

The explosion inside the "LiAZ" passenger bus occurred at 14.25 MSK (10.25 GMT) in the Krasnoarmeiskiy Volgograd region near the "Lesobaza" bus stop. Six people were killed, as well as the alleged suicide bomber. About 30 passengers were hospitalized in various medical facilities of the city.

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 have opened a formal terror probe. 


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