Moscow: A 20-year-old man identified as the
suicide bomber behind a blast that killed 36 people in the
Moscow airport last month served in the marines in the Russian
Far East, a media report said on Thursday.
Officials have identified Magomed Yevloyev, a native of
the Caucasus region`s impoverished Ingushetia, as the bomber
in the January 24 explosion at Domodedovo airport that also
wounded more than 100 people.
Just a few months before the attack, Yevloyev briefly
served in Russia`s Pacific fleet based in far eastern
Vladivostok, Kommersant daily reported today citing regional
After he was drafted, Yevloyev went through initial
training at the 165th regiment of the marine corps in
Vladivostok and served in the fleet for another three months
before receiving a leave of absence due to the illness of his
During his time in the navy, Yevloyev was treated for
antritis and his nasal X-rays were used when identifying the
suicide bomber`s head after the Domodedovo airport attack,
Yevloyev never returned to the marines to complete his
service after the leave of absence, the report said.
His father, who lives in Ingushetiya`s village of
Ali-Yurt, has said his eldest son left home last September and
visited once shortly before the attack to see his brother in
They have been arrested over suspected involvement of the
The January 24 strike on Domodedovo airport has been
claimed by Islamist Doku Umarov, who has taken credit for
organising several deadly bombings since proclaiming himself
head of the "Caucasus Emirate" movement in 2006.
Russian officials have refused to comment on Umarov`s
claims of responsibility, which were also not reported by the
country`s national television stations.