Volgograd Suicide Bomber Had Ticket to Moscow – Officials
The suspected suicide bomber who killed six on a bus in Volgograd on Monday originally had a bus ticket to Moscow, according to Russian officials.
The bomber, identified earlier as 30-year-old Naida Asiyalova, carried out the attack in the southern city of Volgograd after she got off a bus traveling to Moscow from Makhachkala in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan, according to Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin.
“Having bought a ticket to Moscow, Asiyalova was traveling on an inter-city bus that passed through Volgograd… Her left hand was in plaster, and she was supporting it with her right hand,” Markin said, as cited by RIA Novosti.
“For unknown reasons, she got off the bus in the vicinity of Volgograd’s Interior Ministry Academy about an hour before the blast,” he said.
Russian media reported that Asiyalova had been in a relationship with a man wanted by the authorities for his links to militant Islamic groups.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack.