Three Dagestan Suicide Attack Victims Taken to Moscow Clinics

MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) – Three people who were hurt in a suicide bomb attack in Russia’s turbulent region of Dagestan have been taken to Moscow clinics, two of them in a grave condition, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

“This morning, the patients were hospitalized to healthcare facilities. Two were taken to the treatment and rehabilitation center of Russia’s Health Ministry in a grave and medium-gravity condition,” the ministry said in a statement.

The third person seriously injured in the blast was delivered to the main clinical hospital of Russia’s Interior Ministry,” the statement said.

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in Dagestan on Saturday, killing one and injuring at least 14 others, including police officers, officials said.

The attacker, later identified as a 25-year-old widow of two Islamic militants killed by security forces, attempted to target regional police headquarters in the capital of the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan.

Earlier reports put the number of injured at 12, but later the number mounted during the day to 15, including five police officials. A wounded woman died later in hospital.

Accroding to the witness accounts the bomber arrived to the scene in the city’s downtown by a taxi and started talking to a group of policemen before carrying out the explosion.

The bomber was identified by the anti-terrorist committee as Madina Aliyeva, who was married to rebels whose last names are Aliyev and Dzhapayev killed in separate shootout with security forces. The investigatior said that she had travelled abroad to meet active member of Islamist insurgency there while preparing for the attack.

Female suicide bombers are often called “black widows” in Russia because many are the widows of radicals in the North Caucasus region which remains volatile.


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