Moscow airport blast: Chechen warlord claims responsibility
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 17:30
Moscow: Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, the self-declared Emir of "Caucasus Emirate", has claimed the responsibility for the January 24 suicide attack at Domodedovo airport that killed 36 people and vowed to carry out similar strikes in Russia.

In a video posted on the rebel 'Kvakaz online', Umarov, who controls the Islamist rebels active in Russia's North Caucasus region, has also vowed more terror strikes under the 'Year of Blood and Tears'.

"It could be weekly, monthly the regularity of strikes would depend on the will of Allah," Umarov was quoted as saying by the website.

A 20-year old resident of Ingushetia's Ali-Yurt village Magomed Yevloyev was identified by the investigators as the suicide bomber who targeted Domodedovo airport.

Till the Soviet collapse, Chechnya and Ingushetia were one administrative unit.

In a recently televised meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of the FSB security service had disclosed that body fragments of the suicide bomber contained very high level of narcotics.

Umarov claimed that the bomber's name was Saifullah and he belonged the 'Riyadus Salaheen' suicide squad.

According to Novaya Gazeta, Domodedovo bomber Magomed Yevloyev's 73-year-old father was a bus driver and mother a teacher in primary school. He had left home in September after quitting education at a technical college.


First Published: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 17:30

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