Female Suicide Bomber Behind Russia Bus Blast
Death toll stands at 6
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 21, 2013 7:00 PM CDT
The damaged bus is examined by experts in Volgograd.   (Sergei Ivanishin)

(Newser) – A bomb blast rocked a passenger bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd today, and officials say a female suicide bomber was behind the attack, which killed six people and injured about 30. The suspected bomber, 30-year-old Naida Asiyalova, was from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two separatist wars in Chechnya. A local official says the suspected attacker was married to an Islamic militant.

A spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency says Asiyalova was from Dagestan, where bombings and shootings occur almost daily. Another spokesperson says she had a fatal bone illness. He says Asiyalova's husband, Dmitry Sokolov, is an ethnic Russian, whom she had encouraged to become a rebel. Sokolov, also known as Abdul Jabba, quickly gained a reputation as an expert in explosives, he says, and is now on the run.

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NoFun
Oct 22, 2013 3:12 AM CDT
If only Rosa Parks had Semtex...... Maybe not.
BOYCOTTSC
Oct 22, 2013 2:45 AM CDT
That's one pissed off Pussy Riot fan!
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Oct 22, 2013 12:04 AM CDT
She will be cursed by a million people for the next 3 days. Governor has issued a 3 days mourning period. Ahmed the dead terrorist issued a following statement: "Silence! I kill you"