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Rebel's Widow Likely One of Moscow Bombers

Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova's husband was killed late last year

(Newser) - Russian police believe that one of the suicide bombers who attacked Moscow Monday and left 39 dead is the very definition of a “black widow,” having lost her Caucasian Islamist militant husband to Russian security forces at the end of 2009. Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, from Dagestan, was just 17.... More »

Medvedev Pledges 'Harsher, Crueler' Terror Crackdown

'We will find them all and punish them'

(Newser) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev yesterday told security forces to use "harsher, crueler" tactics to fight the "scum" responsible for terrorist attacks. The comments, made during a surprise visit to Dagestan, where suicide bombers killed 12 Wednesday, evoked his ally Vladimir Putin's tough talk on terror, notes the Wall ... More »

Chechen Rebel Claims Subway Bombings

Warns Russians that more attacks are coming

(Newser) - A Chechen militant claimed responsibility today for this week's deadly subway bombings in Moscow. Doku Umarov, who leads Islamic militants in Russia's North Caucasus, said in a video posted on a pro-rebel website that the attacks were an act of revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces.... More »

Moscow Holds Day of Mourning for Terror Victims

Medvedev vows to destroy 'beasts' behind subway bombings

(Newser) - Moscow has declared today a day of mourning for the people killed in twin suicide bombings on its Metro system yesterday. The death toll from the bombings rose to 39 today after a victim died in hospital and eight of the 60 injured are in critical condition, the BBC reports.... More »

Female Suicide Bombers Kill 37 in Moscow Subway

Two female suicide bombers hit Moscow Metro in rush hour

(Newser) - Two explosions in Moscow's subway system killed at least 37 people at the height of rush hour this morning. The city's mayor says both explosions were caused by female suicide bombers who blew themselves up as trains pulled into busy stations, the AP reports, and security officials said the bombers... More »

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