Moscow: Ten people have been killed in a blast on a trolleybus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, a day after a deadly Chechen Muslim suicide bombing at the city's main train station, officials said. The explosion came a day after a Muslim terrorist suicide bomber killed at least 17 people in the main railway station of the southern Russian city and raises the spectre of a new wave of terrorism 40 days before Russia is to hold the Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
The Siberian Times named the bomber as Chechen Muslim ''black widow'' Oksana Aslanova, 26. She was reported as having been married to two Islamic militant leaders killed by Russian forces in the North Caucasus. Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Investigative Committee, called the bombing an act of terrorism. Within hours of the attack, the authorities blamed a suicide bomber, citing the gruesome discovery of a woman's severed head. Monday's bombing was the third such attack in Volgograd in two months. In October, a woman identified as Chechen Muslim ''black widow'' Naida Asiyalova detonated a vest of explosives aboard a bus in the city, killing herself and six others. Doku Umarov, the Chechen rebel fighter who now leads a terrorist group known as the Caucasus Emirate, vowed in July to target Sochi explicitly, calling the games ''satanic''.
The “Caucasus Emirate”: Led by Dokka Umarov, a Chechen Islamist separatist, the terrorist organization’s main goal is independence for Chechnya. Doku Umarov is the head a network of Muslim terrorist separatist cells across Russia’s volatile and mainly Muslim North Caucasus region that are fighting to break free from Moscow’s rule. The group has been involved in several attacks in Russia, including the 2009 derailment of the Nevsky Express, the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings, and the 2011 suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport.
Sochi Russia is at the far left on the map above on the Black Sea. Dokka Umarov is also suspected of being behind a string of kidnappings in Chechnya for ransom, and is said by officials to have been involved in killing Chechens co-operating with the pro-Kremlin government. Mr Umarov is said to have played a key role in organising an attack in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia in June 2004, in which several dozen people, including the acting Ingush interior minister were killed. Mr Umarov described Western countries as the enemies of all Muslims, and announced his intention to install shariah across the region.
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