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Russia: Volgograd bombers identified

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 30, 2014 at 11:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Volgograd bombers identified

Investigators have uncovered the identities of two men who carried out suicide bomb attacks in the city of Volgograd, said Dmitry Pavlov, a spokesman for the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee, during a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

The two men, identified as Asker Samedov and Suleyman Magomedov, are believed to have belonged to a militant group operating out of the city of Buynaksk in the Republic of Dagestan.

"As a part of investigating a criminal case started upon terrorist attacks in Volgograd on December 29 and 30, 2013, we were able to identify two suicide bombers, members of the so-called Buynak terrorist organisation," said Pavlov. "Their names are Asker Samedov and Suleyman Magomedov."

"Yesterday, January 29, brothers Magomet Tagirov and Tagir Batirov were detained in Dagestan as a result of investigative procedures. These individuals were involved in transporting the suicide bombers to Volgograd. They are presently undergoing the required proceedings. We are continuing the investigation in order to identify and locate other criminals related to terrorist attacks in Volgograd, including the organisers."

Two bomb attacks took place in just over 24 hours in December, one blast hitting the main railway station on Dec 29, and the other a day later inside a commuter bus. More than 30 people were killed in the explosions.

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Russia: Volgograd bombers identified

Investigators have uncovered the identities of two men who carried out suicide bomb attacks in the city of Volgograd, said Dmitry Pavlov, a spokesman for the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee, during a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

The two men, identified as Asker Samedov and Suleyman Magomedov, are believed to have belonged to a militant group operating out of the city of Buynaksk in the Republic of Dagestan.

"As a part of investigating a criminal case started upon terrorist attacks in Volgograd on December 29 and 30, 2013, we were able to identify two suicide bombers, members of the so-called Buynak terrorist organisation," said Pavlov. "Their names are Asker Samedov and Suleyman Magomedov."

"Yesterday, January 29, brothers Magomet Tagirov and Tagir Batirov were detained in Dagestan as a result of investigative procedures. These individuals were involved in transporting the suicide bombers to Volgograd. They are presently undergoing the required proceedings. We are continuing the investigation in order to identify and locate other criminals related to terrorist attacks in Volgograd, including the organisers."

Two bomb attacks took place in just over 24 hours in December, one blast hitting the main railway station on Dec 29, and the other a day later inside a commuter bus. More than 30 people were killed in the explosions.

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