Naida Asiyalova Islamic female suicide bomber kills six in Russia bus attack
- AP, News Limited Network
- October 22, 2013
The attack in Volgograd has added to security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The suspected bomber was named as Naida Asiyalova, 30, from the volatile region of Dagestan in southern Russia, where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two separatist wars in Chechnya. A grenade was also found under the bus.
Asiyalova was also alleged to be the spouse of a 21 year old rebel commander named Dmitry 'Giraffe' Sokolov and to have recently adopted Islam, Mail Online reported.
Russia’s Health Ministry indicated that most of the victims in the explosion sustained mine explosive-type wounds, caused by the bus’s paneling and the shattered glass.
Volgograd lies 650km to the northeast of the North Caucasus, while Sochi sits to the west along the Black Sea.