Remember: the Iranians are aiding the Chechen jihadists. And the Russians are aiding the Iranians. Russian Jihad Update: “4 militants dead as terrorist blast goes wrong in south Russia,” from RIA Novosti, with thanks to Twostellas:
MOSCOW, July 10 (RIA Novosti) – Four militants, including a close associate of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, were killed when their truck packed with explosives blew up in southern Russia, security services said Monday.
The terrorists were on their way to carry out a major terrorist attack in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia but they blew themselves up by accident, the Federal Security Service said.
“A truck with explosives, weapons and militants exploded, and four militants were killed,” the service said.
“One of the militants in the truck has been identified as Tarkhan Ganizhev, a close associate of warlord Doku Umarov,” the representative said, adding that the other three militants remained to be identified.
Umarov, 42, a successor to slain separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov, has claimed responsibility for a string of bloody attacks in Russia, including an armed raid on Ingushetia in June 2004 in which police said militants attacked 19 police precincts and prisons in the North Caucasus republic.