April 2nd, 2010
09:47 AM ET

Russians identify bomber from deadly metro attack

The Russian Investigative Committee identified one of the female suicide bombers who killed at least 39 people on the Moscow metro earlier this week as 17-year-old Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova.

The committee's press office told CNN that Dagestan-born Abdullayeva was the suicide bomber at the Park Kultury metro station on Monday. She was born in 1992, the office said, making her either 17 or 18.

The investigators established her identity "after a series of forensic and genetic examinations as well as identification procedures," the committee said.

It said the identity of the second female bomber is under investigation.

A number of Russian newspapers reported Friday that Abdullayeva - whose maiden name, Abdurakhmanova, has also been used in reporting - was the widow of a prominent Dagestani rebel militant leader who was killed by federal forces in December.

Monday's blasts tore through the Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations in central Moscow - the female bombers detonating their explosives about 40 minutes apart, beginning just before 8 a.m. (midnight ET). An estimated 500,000 people were riding trains throughout the capital at the time of the attacks.

The death toll, which had stood at 39, apparently rose to 40 when a 51-year old man died Friday morning in a Moscow hospital, according to Russian state televsion.

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  1. James Page

    Not sure what to say about this, no one seems to have an answer to it. Some want to treat it like a pandemic and obliterate all who have jihad on their minds, others seem to think that we are the ones causing it (by we I mean westerners). Seems to me that we live in one world, yet each culture has it's own world, and we fail to understand that the way certain cultures see the world as a whole, does not apply to us; yet if anyone one of us by chance grew up on 'the other' side, our culture would be offensive.
    Battles have long been fought over territory, they still are. But I tell u this, look at what is going on now, and the reasons for conflict, they are petty and only mean to prolong conflict...war promotes jobs and industry, it's a way of life that other developed countries ae more than happy to help out with the demands.
    In a world like today, when we can literally see our neighbor's yard on our computer screen, wouldn't it be nice to see a tree growing?

    April 4, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anders

    As long as Putin glorifies Stalin, who was responsible for a genocide with twice the casualties of the one enacted by Hitler, these attacks will continue. I don't advocate this violence, but it needs to be seen for what is is, a direct reaction to a century of Moscow's arrogance towards it's neighbors. Don't confuse this with being the actions of radical Islamists for religious reasons.

    April 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. val

    Why did you say she killed herself? She was killed by the bomb attached to her body. However, there was no evidence she killed herself. She was 17 years old widow. So poor child was married.

    April 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. What do you call the Iraq war? Terrorism?

    Was that a terrorist attack by US and the West? Noo, that was a political war!
    What do you call the Afghan war, the Chechnyan, the Palestinian..? Are they all driven by religion? NO ! They were not ! They were all politics !! Many innocent people were killed too ! Do any one have any count of how many people got killed in Iraq ? No, because that was politics!
    So, why do you take these attacks as done by terrorists? They are not terrorists.. they are politicians too.. No where in any religious books would you see directions to kill innocent people. So, the point is – STOP POLITICAL wars and you will see an end to all these ! But, who cares.. we still kill innocent people in Afghan, and will finally blame when they retaliate !!

    April 5, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Matt

    You'll notice that the picture has been cropped to remove the image of the man in the picture holding the pistol with his girlfriend in his arm. How convenient. Transform the image of violence into one of love, tell people to feel sorry for the oppressed, and move on. If this country does not wake up to what it faces, the oceans will not remain large enough to keep terrorists like this out of your back yard.

    April 5, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ksenia

    Miller, you contradict yourself. So to speak, those terrorists tried to reach peace by blood. Also, there's a principle of blood feud in Chechnya. Killing can't lead to peace. We are not in the Middle Ages anymore and should be using more diplomatic methods to establish peace.

    April 5, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. irena brown

    I don't even know any more what solution the western world will come up with to curb "real terrorism". It is RELATIVE. We need to remove religion and what each religion considers "moral" and look a the facts. When US and NATO bombed Serbs for defending themselves against Bosnian Muslims, Croatian Fascists and bloodthirsty Albanians (who illegally invaded Serbian soil in Kosovo), the world was in support of poor Muslim extremists thanks to the media and Christian Amanpours's so called journalism... How sad. The world is just waking uo to what the real problem is in this world – Muslim extremist intolerance to everything and everyone who isn't like them and doesn't share their beliefs. Take it from me – growing up in Eastern Europe the things I feared the most as a Serbian girl was being raped or murdered by Albanian or Kosovar muslims who were pissed each time I wore normal teenage clothes and wasn't wrapped up head to toe. Half of you people live in denial and ignorance – think about having to raise your children fearing their rape or murder just because they do not believe in Islam. How quickly the world forgets bombing innocent civilians all over Serbia in support of the Extremist Muslims who are raising their children to hate us all and prompting 17 year old WIDOWS to blow themselves up. Sad, mad world WE – the self-righteous western world have contributed to create in supporting political agendas of incompetent leaders. I am so sick of the tendencies of the western societies to so quickly demonize one nation (who has been on the receiving end of the ethnic cleansing and genocide ALWAYS) in support of the ones who are terrorizing the rest of the world NOW everywhere, but I guess it took 911 for the US to wake up ... THIS is OLD news to us who grew up surrounded with these people who hate US and always will because we do not support their Islamic madness

    April 6, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Neanderthal

    Ksenia, you are too naive. There are alot of people in this world with the mentality of "my way or the highway". You have to beat the snot out of someone before they will talk serious peace, otherwise they have no reason to give you a inch. Even in diplomacy someone wins and someone loses. War is the only answer, not the type of panzy war you see going on, it needs to be all out. Crush them into utter submission, run thier lives until they can rejoin the world as proper citizens.

    Muslims have been fighting amoung themselves for hundreds of years, don't you think that rather strange? They are of a totally different mentality, if they don't like someones politics, they kill them. They would kill your bleading heart in a second.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. abid sahi

    this is the height of frustration, no one can take his/her life just like that, its the event in his/her life that lead them to this point where they are prepared to take their own life with lives of others!! the above has happened because of the Russian policy on Chechnya, dagistan etc etc, people there want independence from the tirony of Russian empire. these are just double standard of the west, when George Washington fights the brits in america he becomes a freedom fighter but a poor weak Muslim fight for his right he becomes terrorist, another double standard of the west is when Osama bin laden do something the fall back is on all the Muslims in the world who agree or dont agree with him, but when Hitler do the most inhuman crimes of human history no body hates all Germans do you ? this will keep happening till the time people get their rights their own lives. when west puts the lines of human dignity self expression and self freedom in their constitutions they are called civilized, but when a Muslim in Palestine ask for the same he is a terrorist ? what are we talking about here? when Israel occupy the Palestinian land inspite of objection from the west no one say a word, but when a Japanese fleet attack a small island of pearl harbour america throw atomic bombs at them what are we talking about here ? insanity will prevail when ever an innocent dies.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
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