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Russia looks for Pak-Afghan link in Moscow metro bombings anlongwith ‘Black Widow’ Islamic terror gang nets.

March 31, 2010

Russia looks for Pak-Afghan link in Moscow metro bombings

Moscow, Mar 31 : As security experts fear more attacks, Russia is looking for a suspected link of militant organisations in Pakistan and Afghanistan to the terrorist groups in North Caucasus which might have helped in carrying out the suicide bombings in Moscow’s Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has already said the blasts in Moscow subways could have been organised with support from abroad, including from so called ”no-man’s land” on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

”I do not rule this out, nothing can be ruled out here,” he said on the sidelines of a Foreign Ministers meeting of Arctic states in Canada, hinting the possible involvement of militant groups from Pakistan and Afghanistgan in the Moscow metro blasts.

”Moscow is well informed about the so-called ”no-man’s land” on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan,” where ”the terrorist underground has entrenched itself,” he said.

”We know that many terrorist attacks ‘not only in Afghanistan, but in other countries too’ are plotted in that area… Sometimes, the trail leads to the Caucasus,” RIA Novosti news agency quoted Lavrov as saying.

Lavrov also called for closer coordination of international efforts to tract down terrorists and their sources of finance.

”It is a global terrorist network and it should be combated globally on the basis of UN and other international decisions,” he said.

–UNI.


Blasts may have Pakistan link: Moscow

Vladimir Radyuhin

MOSCOW: The Moscow Metro bombings may have a Pakistan connection, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as security experts warned of more terrorist attacks. (The death toll reached 39, according to agencies).

Mr. Lavrov suggested that militants operating on the Afghan-Pakistan border may have helped organise the Moscow attacks.

The death toll in Monday’s suicide bombing of two Moscow subway stations rose to 39 as a woman wounded in the attack died in hospital on Tuesday.

Five victims remain in critical condition and more than 70 in hospital.

“We all know very well that clandestine terrorists are very active in ‘no man’s land’ on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan,” said Mr. Lavrov on the sidelines of a Foreign Ministers meeting of Arctic states in Canada.

“It is there many terrorist attacks carried out not only in Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries, but also in Central Asia and as far as the Caucasus, have been prepared.”

Closer coordination

Mr. Lavrov called for closer coordination of international efforts to tract down terrorists and their sources of finance.

“It is a global terrorist network and it should be combated globally on the basis of U.N. and other international decisions,” he said.

In the past two months, Russian security services killed two Al-Qaeda emissaries — both of Arab origin — in the entourage of Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, who proclaimed himself “Emir of the Caucasus” .

Experts did not rule out more terror strikes in Moscow and other Russian cities. Investigation sources told the Kommersant daily that about 30 suicide bombers had recently been trained in Turkey and in North Caucasus.

Nine of them have already carried out their missions, including two women suicide bombers who staged Monday’s twin attacks.

Experts recall that the deadliest bombing of the Moscow Metro in February 2004, which killed 41 people, was followed by a series of suicide attacks in Moscow over the next few months that included the downing of two passenger planes and a bomb blast outside a subway station.

The 2004 wave of terror culminated with the seizure of a school in North Ossetia, in which 334 hostages died, including 186 children.

-The Hindu.


Suicide bombers kill at least 38 in Moscow subway

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 38 people on packed Moscow metro trains on Monday, stirring fears of a broader campaign in Russia’s heartland by Islamists from the North Caucasus.

-Reuters.

Hunt for ‘Black Widow’ Islamic terror gang after female suicide bombers kill at least 38 in bomb attacks on Moscow trains

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 7:04 PM on 29th March 2010

  • Two bombs, 40mins apart, detonated during morning rush hour
  • At least 37 people dead, 65 injured
  • No group claims responsibility so far. Rouble falls
Courtesy to : The Daily Mail, Reuters, AP, AFP and Agencies.