Russia's 'white widow' behind Volgograd blast

30-year-old Naida Asiyalova has been identified as the woman behind the suicide bombing on a bus in Russia’s Volgograd on Monday, which claimed at least 6 lives and injured over 30 others.

Russia's 'white widow' behind Volgograd blast

World Bulletin / News Desk

30-year-old Naida Asiyalova has been identified as the woman behind the suicide bombing on a bus in Russia’s Volgograd on Monday, which claimed at least 6 lives and injured over 30 others. She blew herself up on the number 29 bus after boarding with 600 grams of TNT.

According to media reports, she was the seriously ill wife of a young 21-year-old Muslim convert by the name of Dmitry Sokolov, also known as Abdul Jabbar. The explosives expert is believed to have joined the ranks of a rebel group in Dagestan after meeting her at a university in Moscow. They married in 2012 before joining the Dagestan resistance.Sokolov is also wanted for two bombings that injured 29 people.

The assailant behind Monday’s blast, Naida, was reported as being terminally ill after contracting a disease that weakened her bones and made her dependent on painkillers and tranquilizers. It is believed that she intended to attack Moscow, as she had already bought tickets and boarded a Moscow bound bus before getting off for unknown reasons.

Investigator Temirbekov said that police didn't know if the detonation was planned, or if Asiyalova "changed her plan on her way."

One newspaper suggested that her husband Sokolov most probably made Asiyalova's suicide belt. He is currently being hunted by the authorities.

Last Mod: 23 Ekim 2013, 16:06
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