31 August 2012, 18:00

During 12 years, 46 female suicide bombers committed 26 terror acts in Russia

During the last twelve years, in the territory of Russia, 46 female suicide bombers committed 26 terror acts (some terror acts involved several women at the same time).

According to the "Caucasian Knot" calculations, based on the information of the own correspondents of the edition and the data from open sources, the largest number of female suicide bombing occurred in the territory of the Chechen Republic and Moscow.


On March 6, 2012, in Dagestan, in the village of Karabudakhkent, a female suicide bomber committed a suicide bombing at a police check point. The explosion killed five policemen, and two more policemen were seriously injured. The investigators revealed that the female suicide bomber was Aminat Ibragimova, the spouse of Zaur Zagirov, the leader of the Caspian grouping of militants, who was killed in Dagestan in February during a special operation while he rendered armed resistance to law enforcement agents.

On May 3, 2012, in Makhachkala, 2 explosions were committed at the police check point "Alaska-30". The first explosion occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Moscow time, the second one at about 10:40 p.m. Moscow time. The terror act killed 14 persons and injured more than 100 persons, and the total capacity of the bombs, which were activated in Makhachkala, reached, according to estimates of different agencies, 70-150 kg of TNT equivalent. According to investigators, the terror act was committed by Rizvan and Muslimat Aliev, and they were involved in the activities of the extremist underground by Aminat Kurbanova, their neighbour.

On July 27, 2012, during the special operation in the village of Alburikent near Makhachkala, where in a private house the staff members of the FSB Department and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) blocked the suspected militants, one of the women committed a suicide bombing. During the armed clash, according to the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), six militants were killed. Saidat Yusupova, who was in the house, blocked by power agents, tried to approach the law enforcement agents under the pretence of willingness to surrender. At that time, a self-explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED), attached to her body, occurred, as a result, the woman got fatal injuries.

On August 28, 2012, a suicide bomber Aminat Kurbanova blew herself up in the house of Sufi Sheikh Said-Afandi Al-Chirkavi in the village of Chirkei of the Buinaksk District. The explosion killed seven persons, including Sheikh Said-Afandi Al-Chirkavi.


On February 14, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., near the village police station in the village of Gubden of the Karabudakhkent District, a suicide bomber activated a bomb. The second explosion in the same village occurred at about 10:35 p.m. Moscow time near a militia check point. According to the Republic's MIA, the bomb was also activated by a suicide bomber. As a result of two explosions in the village, two persons were killed and 27 persons were injured. According to investigators, on February 14, a terror act in the village of Gubden was committed by Vitaly Razdobudko, a resident of the city of Pyatigorsk, and his wife Maria Khorosheva.


On March 29, 2010, in Moscow, at once two explosions were committed at metro stations. The first explosion occurred at 07:56 a.m. Moscow time at metro station "Lubyanka". The second explosion was committed at 08:40 a.m. Moscow time at metro station "Park Kultury". According to the FSB, those terror acts were committed by female suicide bombers. As a result of two explosions in the Moscow metro, 40 persons were killed and more than 100 persons were injured. The explosion at the metro station "Lubyanka" was committed by Maryam Sharipova, a native of Dagestan, the wife of Magomedali Vagabov, one of the leaders of Dagestan militants. Another female suicide bomber, who blew herself up at the metro station "Park Kultury", was identified as a 17-year-old Djennet Abdurakhmanova, the widow of Umalat Magomedov, the leader of Dagestani militants, who was killed in late December 2009. Dokku Umarov, the leader of North-Caucasian militants, undertook a responsibility for those terror acts. According to him, that was a revenge for military operations in Chechnya.

On April 9, 2010, a female suicide bomber approached a police cordon on the outskirts of the village of Ekazhevo of the Nazran District of Ingushetia. In response, policemen opened fire on her, and then an explosive device, attached to her body, detonated.


On September 16, 2009, an explosion occurred in Mir Street near the Fashion House in the Zavodskoi District of Grozny. The explosion, committed by a female suicide bomber, injured six local residents and two police officers. There were no casualties due to the fact that militiamen noticed the woman and managed to react in due time.


On November 6, 2008, in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, near the central market, at the intersection of Vatutin and Kuibyshev Streets, a fixed-route taxi was blown up. An explosive device was actuated by a female suicide bomber. As a result of the terror act, 12 persons were killed and more than 30 persons got injuries of varying severity.


On October 23, 2007, on the border of the Kazbek and Khasavyurt District of Dagestan, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a fixed-route taxi, which went from Khasavyurt to the village of Dylym. The explosion occurred near a stationary road-and-patrol service of the Kazbek District Police Department, near the village of Lenin-aul. As a result, the female suicide bomber died. 8 persons got injuries of varying severity.


On August 24, 2004, two TU-154 aircrafts "Moscow-Sochi" and TU-134 "Moscow-Volgograd", which took off from the "Domodedovo" Moscow Airport, were exploded in the air. In both cases, female suicide bombers managed to enter the aircrafts. 89 persons all passengers and crews of both aircrafts were killed. The female suicide bombers were Aminat Nagaeva and Satsita Djebirkhanova, natives of Chechnya. According to investigators, the crime was organized by Shamil Basaev.

On August 31, 2004, in Moscow a female suicide bomber blew herself up near the metro station "Riga". 11 persons were killed, and more than 50 persons were injured. According to investigators, the explosion also killed Nikolai Kipkeev, a direct organizer of the terror act, a native of Karachay-Cherkessia.


On May 12, 2003, in the village of Znamenskoe of the Nadterechny District of Chechnya, three suicide bombers, including two women, committed a terror act not far from the buildings of the administration of the Nadterechny District and the Department of the Russian FSB. A truck, packed with explosives, driven by a suicide bomber, was blown up in front of the building of the MIA and the FSB, primarily residential houses were destroyed. 59 persons were killed. More than 300 persons were injured.

On May 14, 2003, near the village of Iliskhan-Yurt of the Gudermes District of Chechnya, during the religious holiday, attended by a large number of people, a female suicide bomber blew herself and 20 persons up, and other 140 persons were injured.

On June 5, 2003, in the town of Mozdok in North Ossetia, a female suicide bomber attacked a bus with helicopter pilots and technical staff of the Russian air base. There were about 40 persons in the bus, and the terror act killed 16 persons and injured other 15 persons.

On June 20, 2003, in Grozny, a woman and a man blew a KamAZ vehicle with explosives in front of the Operational and Investigatory Bureau of the MIA. 36 persons were injured. The explosion killed only terrorists.

On July 5, 2003, in Moscow, in Tushino, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up during the festival "Krylya" (Wings). 16 persons were killed and more than 50 persons were injured. The female suicide bombers were Zulikhan Elihadjieva and Maryam Sharipova.

On December 9, 2003, in Moscow, near the Kremlin and the building of the State Duma, a female suicide bomber blew herself up near the "National" Hotel. 6 persons were killed, and other 14 persons were injured. According to investigators, the female suicide bomber was Khedizhi Mangerieva, a native of the Chechen village of Kurchaloi.


On February 5, 2002, a 16-year old Zarema Inarkaeva carried the explosives to the building of the Zavodskoi ROVD (District Interior Division) in Grozny. The explosion injured only the female suicide bomber herself.

On October 23, 2002, a group of suicide bombers, led by Movsar Baraev, seized the theatre on Dubrovka in Moscow. At that time, the theatre demonstrated the musical "Nord-Ost". More than 1000 persons became hostages. Three days later, on October 26, the building was seized by storm. More than 130 hostages were killed, the other hostages were released. All terrorists were killed, including 19 female suicide bombers.

On December 27, 2002, in Grozny, two trucks, packed with bombs, broke the cordon of the Chechen Government House in a specially protected zone and exploded in its territory. The vehicles, which bore more than a ton of explosives, were driven by suicide bombers, including a 15-year-old girl. The suicide bombers were members of a Chechen family: a 43-year-old father drove a KamAZ", his daughter sat next to him, and a 17-year-old son drove an UAZ car. The explosion crater was about seven meters in diameter. 72 persons were killed and other 210 persons got injuries of varying severity.


On April 9, 2001, in the restroom of the building of the Government House in Grozny, an explosion killed a cleaning woman, and two women were injured. The perished woman was a suicide bomber.

On November 29, 2001, in Chechnya, a female suicide bomber with a "shakhid belt" blew herself up together with Geidar Gadjiev, Commandant of Urus-Martan.


On June 6, 2000, in Russia, the first suicide bombing, committed by a female suicide bomber, was registered. It was committed by Khava Baraeva, a niece of Arbi Baraev, who managed to approach the commandant's office building in Alkhan Yurt in Chechnya with a truck, packed with TNT. The guards shot to the truck, and, as a result, the explosion occurred. Apart from Khava Baraeva, the explosion killed two OMON (riot police) fighters.

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