October 2013 Volgograd bus bombing

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October 2013 Volgograd bus bombing
Part of Insurgency in the North Caucasus
Volgograd bus bombing 2013 01.jpg
The bus targeted by Asiyalova after the bombing
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Location of Volgograd Oblast in Russia
LocationVolgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Southern Federal District, Russia
Date21 October 2013
14.05 Moscow Time [10:05 GMT]
TargetCivilians on board a bus
Attack type
Suicide attack
Weapon(s)Explosive belt
Deaths8 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
36[1]
PerpetratorsNaida Asiyalova[2]
 
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October 2013 Volgograd bus bombing
Part of Insurgency in the North Caucasus
Volgograd bus bombing 2013 01.jpg
The bus targeted by Asiyalova after the bombing
Map of Russia - Volgograd Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Volgograd Oblast in Russia
LocationVolgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Southern Federal District, Russia
Date21 October 2013
14.05 Moscow Time [10:05 GMT]
TargetCivilians on board a bus
Attack type
Suicide attack
Weapon(s)Explosive belt
Deaths8 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
36[1]
PerpetratorsNaida Asiyalova[2]

On 21 October 2013, a suicide bombing took place on a bus in the city of Volgograd, in the Volgograd Oblast of Southern Russia. The attack was carried out by a female perpetrator named Naida Sirazhudinovna Asiyalova (Russian: Наида Сиражудиновна Асиялова), who detonated an explosive belt containing 500–600 grams of TNT inside a bus carrying approximately 50 people, killing 7 civilians and injuring at least 36 others.[3][4][5][6][7]

Attack[edit]

The bombing was committed by Naida Asiyalova, a 30-year-old fugitive from the Republic of Dagestan. Asiyalova was the wife of Dmitry Sokolov, a militant from Makhachkala, Dagestan's capital city. The suicide attack upon the bus in Volgograd was expected to take place in Moscow.[8]

In response, authorities from the Volgograd Oblast declared three days of mourning. Members of the public donated blood for the victims of the blast.[9]

On 22 October, the People's Republic of China condemned the bombing.[10]

On 16 November, Russian security forces killed 5 insurgents, including Naida Asiyalova's husband, Dmitry Sokolov, converted to Islam under the name of Abdul Jabbar.[11][12][13]

Victims[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The attack in Volgograd injured 37 people". Itar-Tass. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Volgograd Bus Bomb Victims Laid to Rest as Police Hunt Bomber’s Husband". 
  3. ^ "At least 5 people die in bus explosion". Russia Today. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "A bus explosion killed 4 people in Russia". BBC News. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Russia bus explosion killed 4 people". Reuters. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Five dead, 27 injured in bus explosion in Volgograd region
  7. ^ "Up to 6 Killed in Bus Bomb Blast in S.Russia – Officials". Ria Novosti. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Volgograd suicide blast was planned for Moscow - Investigative Committee source — RT News". Rt.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  9. ^ "Volgograd mourns victims of bus bombing, police look for organizers — RT News". Rt.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  10. ^ "China condemned Volgograd bus bombing". Xinhua News Agency. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Russian security forces kill self-confessed militant organizer of Volgograd suicide bombing — RT News". Rt.com. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Militant Behind Volgograd Suicide Bombing Killed in Russia's Dagestan | Crime | RIA Novosti". En.ria.ru. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  13. ^ "Russian police kill suspected Volgograd bus bomber in shootout". Reuters. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  14. ^ By Rfe/Rl (2013-10-22). "Radio Free Europe". Rferl.org. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  15. ^ "RT". RT. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 

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