Chechen separatist leader claims responsibility for Moscow metro bombings

April 1st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Moscow, Apr. 1 (ANI): Chechen separatist leader Doku Umarov aka Dokka Abu Usman has claimed responsibility for Monday’s Moscow metro bombings that killed 39 people.

In a video statement recorded on Monday, the leader of the Islamist ‘Emirate of the Caucasus’ said the attack was to avenge “the massacre by Russian invaders of the poorest residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia, who were picking wild garlic in the Arshty village on February 11, 2010, to feed their families.”

Fox News quoted Umarov, as saying that the troops stabbed their victims to death and then “mocked” their corpses.

He also warned of fresh strikes against Russia

“The war will come to your streets, and you will feel it with your own lives and skins,” he threatened.

It was the first claim of responsibility for Monday’s twin suicide attacks.

On Tuesday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered security forces to trap the masterminds of the metro bombings, saying they should be scraped out from the sewers.

Police, meanwhile, has released grisly photographs of the two bombers’ severed heads.

According to reports, they had arrived in Moscow from the Caucasus by bus early Monday. (ANI)

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