The bombing took place in the Russian-occupied Muslim city of Sari Chin (Russian name, Volgograd, or Stalingrad) in Idel Ural, which was officially recognized as an oppressed independent country in a US Congress resolution of 1959.
The AP reports from Moscow:
The attack in Volgograd added to security fears ahead of the winter Olympics in Sochi.
The suspected bomber was from the North Caucasus, where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two Russian-Chechen wars.
Volgograd lies some 650 kilometres (400 miles) to the northeast of the North Caucasus, while Sochi sits to the west along the Black Sea. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Monday’s Martyrdom bombing, but it was the first outside the North Caucasus since Caucasus Emirate Emir Shaikh Dokku Abu Usman three months ago called for a resumption of attacks on civilians and urged Mujahideen to target the illegal Sochi game on Muslim soil.
Russia in past years has seen a series of terror attacks on buses, airplanes and other forms of transportation, some of them carried out by Martyrdom bombers. The last suicide attack on a bus was in 2008.
Twin bombings on the Moscow subway in 2010 carried out by female Martyrdom bombers killed a total of 40 infidels and injured more than 120. In January 2011, a male Martyrdom bomber struck Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, killing 37 infidels and injuring more than 180.
Shaikh Dokku Abu Usman, who had claimed responsibility for the 2010 and 2011 bombings, ordered a halt to attacks on civilian targets because of the mass street protests against the Russian chief dog (or alpha dog, according to US diplomats in Moscow) Putin in the winter of 2011-12. He reversed this order in July.
In a statement, Russian invaders identified the Martydom bomber as 30-year-old Naida Akhiyalova.
In Dagestan, the centre of the insurgency, bombings and shootings occur almost daily. Most of them target Russina invaders and their local hirelings. The Tsarnaev brothers, accused of carrying out a rapid marathonic-type series of two minor bombings in an American city of Boston, MA, have roots in Dagestan and Chechnya.
Video broadcast on KGB state Rossiya television showed that Monday’s explosion occurred as the bus was moving in the far right lane of a divided six-lane road. The video, taken from a vehicle traveling behind the bus, showed a burst of flame and gray smoke. Fragments of what appeared to be window frames and other parts of the bus, as well as parts of human bodies, were left scattered across the road.
When the bus came finally to a stop, the video showed many passengers unexpectedly leaving the bus, although they paid for their tickets in advance.
Kavkaz Center + Agencies