Dec 2 2009
What a surprise. NOT. Islamic Terrorists militants claimed responsibility for the bombings on Nov. 27 that derailed a Russian express train, killing 26 people.
Islamists from the North Caucasus have claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of a Russian passenger train, according to a statement posted Wednesday on a website linked to Chechen rebels. “This operation was prepared and executed along with other acts of sabotage, planned from the start of this year and successfully carried out against a set of strategically important sites in Russia, on the orders of Caucasus Emir Dokku Umarov,” said the statement on the website KavkazCenter.com.
Umarov is the self-proclaimed leader of the “Caucasus Emirate,” which has sought to unite various Islamist groups in Russia’s North Caucasus and establish Islamic Sharia rule in the region.
Friday’s bombing killed 27 people and injured around 100 more passengers on the Nevsky Express, an upscale passenger train running from Moscow to Saint Petersburg popular with well-off Russians. The statement on KavkazCenter.com, a website that has previously been used as a mouthpiece for Chechen rebels, said the train “was mainly used by the ruling bureaucrats of Russia.” FRANCE.24
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