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  • Dagestan Leader Says Parents of Extremists Must Be Punished

    01/18/2014 11:23:16 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | October 19, 2013 | Staff
    MAKHACHKALA, October 19 (RIA Novosti) – The president of the restive southern Russian republic of Dagestan said Friday that punitive measures should be introduced for parents of minors taking part in extremist militant organizations. Ramazan Abdulatipov’s press office cited him as saying that young people are being conditioned into hatred for other peoples. Abdulatipov was speaking in the capital of Dagestan, Makhachkala, at the Congress of Russian Peoples, a forum for discussing relations between Russia’s numerous ethnic groups. A draft bill on the proposal put forward by Abdulatipov is to be presented by the Congress of Russian Peoples to the...
  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...
  • APNewsBreak: Boston suspect's father: A true angel

    04/19/2013 6:58:15 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 88 replies
    WTOP News ^ | 19 April 2013 | AP
    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) -- The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing claims that his son who is still on the loose is a smart and accomplished young man. Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala on Friday after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued. "My son is a true angel," the elder Tsarnaev said. "Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Bombings Hit Southern Russian Town

    03/02/2008 1:34:22 PM PST · by skully · 4 replies · 100+ views
    The Citizen ^ | March 2, 2008 | Associated Press
    MAKHACHKALA, Russia - Police say two bombings have hit a police convoy in a town in southern Russia on Sunday, leaving an unspecified number of dead and injured.
  • Three Russian Police Killed In Daghestan Attack

    02/05/2007 2:56:56 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 3 replies · 334+ views
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | February 4th, 2007 | AP, Interfax, dpa)
    Attacks by unknown assailants have killed three policemen in Daghestan. Gunmen fatally shot a police investigator in his car outside his home in Daghestan's capital, Makhachkala, on February 3. Local authorities say two bombs then exploded as a police convoy headed to the site, killing two police officers. The blast also damaged regional Interior Minister Adilgerey Magomedtagirov's car, but the minister was unhurt. Daghestan has long been afflicted with violence by criminals and militants.
  • Ten Russians Killed In Truck Bomb Attack In Chechan Capital.

    07/01/2005 3:02:27 PM PDT · by NO_2_CORZINE · 5 replies · 221+ views
    MAKHACHKALA, Russia — An explosion believed to have been caused by a remote-controlled bomb ripped through a Russian military truck at a bath house in the capital of Dagestan (search), killing at least 10 troops in the deadliest attack in the southern province in months, officials said. Seven soldiers were wounded. Bloodstained bodies lay in the street on the outskirts of Makhachkala (search), and ambulances quickly whisked away the wounded. It was not immediately known whether there were any civilian victims of the blast. Rashid Isayev (search), the head of the province's criminal police, said the explosion occurred as three...