From the BBC, with thanks to Twostellas:
More than 80 suicide attackers have been trained on foreign soil to launch strikes in Russia, according to the country’s security services chief.
During a debate on national security, Nikolai Patrushev told parliament that some attackers had been “neutralised”.
But he said he could not guarantee there would be no further attacks.
Suicide bombers have been responsible for many attacks in Russia, including the bombing of two planes in August, which killed more than 90 people….
“For the secret services it is nakedly clear that the ideologists of the terrorist attacks in the North Caucasus are [Chechen separatist leader Aslan] Maskhadov and Basayev and men from al-Qaeda. As for the Beslan attack in particular, it was organised by Basayev,” he said.
Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov told the Duma that existing legislation made it hard to fight terrorism effectively.
He suggested detaining relatives and confiscating finances could be efficient deterrents for would-be suicide bombers.
“Detaining relatives and showing terrorists what may happen to their relatives could help save people’s lives, so let’s not close our eyes or put a diplomatic face on it,” AP quoted him as saying.
“When you live by the sword, you die by the sword.”