29 December 2013, 18:52
@ Photo: Voice of Russia
The suicide bomber who set off a 10kg TNT charge today in the southern Russian city of Volgograd had officially been identified as Oksana Aslanova, a 26-year-old Tabasaran national from Turkmenistan, the Voice of Russia’s source reports.
An explosion rocked the railway station in Volgograd at 12:45 Moscow Time on Sunday, December 29th . According to the latest reports, 14 people were killed and dozens injured. One of the current version of events, the terrorist attack was carried out by Oksana Aslanova from Daghestan but that information needs to be confirmed,” the source said.
The woman was married to a militant warlord who was killed during a recent special operation. She was married several times. Investigators are searching for the relatives of Dagestani bandits suspected of masterminding terrorist attacks in Central Russia.
Oksana Aslanova was reportedly born June 16, 1987 in Turkmenistan. She later moved to live in Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Dagestan. She settled in the city of Derbent at 15/41, Rasulbekov Street and studied at the Dagestan State Pedagogic University.
She married Mansur Velibekov, a Chechen radical and member of the Southern (Yuzhnaya) criminal ring that was wiped in 2008. Upon her death, Velibekov’s widow became a so-called “Sharia wife” of the gang’s leader, Gasan Abdulayev.
Another report suggests that Aslanova was also married to a known terrorist, Israpil Validzhanov, who went under the nickname of Amir Hasan. He was eliminated on March 18, 2011 near the Dagestani village of Tashkapur.
There is no information about her since March 8, 2012 it is possible that the so-called “black widow”, who outlived all her husbands, underwent training as a suicide bomber.
Her ID was reported as follows: passport series 6706 No 719598, issued on Aug. 25, 2007 by the Federal Migration Service in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region. She was registered at the address: 12/34, 1 Mikrorayon, city of Raduzhny in Nizhnevartovsk district in the Region of Tyumen.
Yet another police source in the North Caucasus region told Interfax the railway station’s CCTV footage also showed a man who might have been behind the bombing. “Videos from the building’s cameras suggest that the terror attack was apparently carried out by a man, although this information needs to be confirmed.”
“People received information from Internet and from other people. There is a list of injured and dead people but it is not full. I can see now in the Internet – the list of injured: there are only 11 people, but now in the Internet people are saying that there are 18 dead people. The scariest thing is that people were not surprised by this terror attack. It’s even scarier than the explosion itself,” he said in an interview.
Volgograd is a major transportation hub in southern Russia, and this probably explains why it has been a target for bombings on two occasions in the last few months, a law enforcement source in the North Caucasus Federal District said in comments on Sunday’s suspected suicide attack in the city that claimed at least 15 lives.
“It is, indeed, the second time that Volgograd has become a target for terrorist attacks. First of all, a female suicide attack set off an explosive device and then at a train station,” the source told Interfax.
“Apparently this city is attractive to terrorists as it is a major transportation interchange hub in the south of Russia. The terrorist act carried out there has inevitably caused wide-scale reverberations, and that is the objective of the criminals,” he said.
“One can go to Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities from that station, but it isn’t very likely that the female suicide bomber, with more than 10 kilograms of TNT on her, would have ventured a long-distance trip on a train or bus,” he said.
Earlier, a Dagestani law enforcement source said records on everyone who had left Dagestan in the past few days were being checked in trying to trace Sunday’s suspected attacker. The bomb set off at the entrance to the Volgograd-1 station on Sunday claimed 15 lives and left about 50 people injured, according to updates.
As Sunday’s attack, October’s bus explosion is believed to have been perpetrated by a female suicide bomber. The attack is confirmed to have immediately claimed six lives and is believed to have killed the bomber as well. The toll rose as a woman injured in the attack died in a Moscow hospital on November 18.
A Female suicide bomber blew herself up in a train station at the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing over a dozen people and injuring scores more in the city’s second deadly bombing in just over two months. According to Russia’s Investigative Commitee, the power of the bomb blast was equivalent to 10 kg of TNT.
Earlier it was reported that between 13 and 18 people were killed and up to 50 more were wounded, according to various estimates by Russian officials, by the blast near the metal detectors at the Volgograd-1 train station’s front entrance at 12:45 pm (8:45 am GMT).
“A Sharia wife”? “She’s been married several times.” I’m guessing a SexuaI Jihadi or Comfort Woman:
Was she pregnant, did she have Aids or both, iow, did her role as a sex jihadi switch to that of a jihadi bomber since she was no longer useful. One ponders given the history.