Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another bomb goes off in northern Caucasus ~ possibly terrorists themselves

In the southern Russian region of Dagestan, two people have been killed after a car packed with explosives went off. A third person was seriously injured.

The victims are believed to have been sitting inside the car. The explosives may have gone off unintentionally.

The incident comes just a day after a double suicide attack in the volatile Russian region, in which 12 people were killed. And after Monday's suicide attacks in Moscow's underground which killed 39 commuters.

Terrorist attacks are a frequent occurrence in Dagestan in the northern Caucasus, where Islamic separatists are fighting for their own state.

The double suicide attack in Moscow has been claimed by Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov. The leader of the Islamic Chechen separatists also claimed an attack on an express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg last year, in which 26 people died.

Doku Umarov, who uses the nom de guerre Abu Usman and had pledged a "holy war" of attacks throughout the country last month.

Radio Netherlands

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