Teenage widow behind Moscow suicidal metro blasts: report

21:27, April 02, 2010      

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Photo provided by Russian media on April 2 shows one suspect of the suicide bombers who attacked the Moscow metro Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova and her late husband. Abdurakhmanova is believed to be the bomber who attacked the Lubyanka metro station on Monday, killing 20 people, Russian media reported. She is a 17-year-old widow of a North Caucasus militant from Dagestan. Her husband is a leading Islamist militant, Umalat Magomedov, who was killed by Russian security forces at the end of last year. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Investigators have identified the 17-year-old widow of a North Caucasus militant as one of the Moscow suicide bombers, local media reported Friday, citing a Dagestani law enforcement source.

The woman, who detonated explosives at the Lubyanka metro station, was identified as Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, the widow of Dagestani militant leader Umalat Magomedov who was killed by federal forces in 2009, the Kommersant daily reported.

The newspaper also published a photo of the couple posing casually with pistols.

"She was identified based on information received through a number of channels. There is almost 100 percent certainty that she staged the terrorist attack," a source close to the investigation told the Interfax news agency.

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