- Volgograd Bus Bomb Victims Laid to Rest as Police Hunt Bomber’s Husband
- At Least 6 Killed in Attack by Female Suicide Bomber in Russia – Official
- Suspected Russian Suicide Bomber Was Moscow-Bound – Officials
- Trendwatcher: Volgograd Terror Attack: Loathing and Loneliness
- Plane Brings 4 Injured in South Russia Blast to Moscow
MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti) – Police in the southern Russian city of Volgograd said Thursday they are searching for a person who threw a Molotov cocktail at a local mosque days after a deadly suicide bombing linked to an Islamist insurgency happened in the city.
Volgograd police said that someone tossed a bottle filled with an unknown liquid at the first-floor window of a city mosque in the early hours of Thursday. The window was not broken, and no fire broke out as a result of the incident.
On Tuesday, the premises of a local Muslim organization that comprised both a mosque and the home of the organization’s head was pelted with Molotov cocktails in a different district of the city. The resulting fire was put out promptly by firefighters.
That building is reportedly located near to the district where a suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus Monday, killing six others and injuring about 50 people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The woman was identified as a 30-year-old from Russia’s restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, where the authorities have been battling an Islamist insurgency for almost two decades.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Any response would likely boomerang on Russia – the partnership between Rosneft and ExxonMobil is a case in point. The United States has hit Russia with a third round of sanctions. This time the Americans went with a higher caliber weapon, targeting Russia’s biggest energy companies (Rosneft and Novatek) and banks (VEB and Gazprombank).