We probably haven’t seen the last act of jihad terrorism in Russia. From The Independent, :
Fears were growing yesterday that two “black widows” – female Chechen suicide bombers – were on the loose in Moscow, less than a week after two passenger airliners were blown out of the sky.
The two prime suspects in last week’s explosions have been identified as the Chechens Amant Nagaeva and Satsita Dzhebirkhanova. Both had lost brothers in Chechnya’s hostilities with Russia. Remains of the women’s bodies were found in the wreckage of both planes, along with traces of a high explosive favoured by Chechen separatists. Eighty-nine people died in the almost simultaneous explosions.
The daily Izvestia reported yesterday that the two women did not travel to Moscow alone. The newspaper said that they had come with two other Chechen women with whom they had been living in Grozny, Chechnya’s capital, Maryam Taburova and Roza Nagaeva (Amant’s sister).
All four women were last seen taking a bus from Dagestan to an unknown destination on 22 August, two days before the planes were blown up. All were either divorced or single, and worked as market traders in Grozny’s central market, selling children’s clothes, which they obtained on monthly shuttle trips to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
A photograph of Ms Taburova was published on Izvestia’s front page yesterday under the chilling headline: “Another two suicide bombers.”