January 10, 2014

"Separatists" Suspected in String of Russian Bombings

Is it on in Russia? Maybe:

The bodies of three men and explosive material were found Thursday in a vehicle in Maryinskaya in Stavropol province, Russia's Investigative Committee said on its website.

A day earlier, a vehicle containing a body exploded in Tambukan, in the same province, as police approached it, and two other bodies were found in other vehicles in Zolskaya Wednesday, the Investigative Committee said.

And who is suspected in the string of bombings?
No group has claimed responsibility for those attacks, but suspicion has fallen on Chechen separatist groups.
Chechen separatists.

You literally have to read another 10 paragraphs -- reading about these mysterious and unnamed "militants" several times -- before the article bothers to name the group in the very last paragraph. The paragraph they're banking on you not reading:

Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, leader of the Islamist Caucasus Emirate group, last summer called on his followers to do what they could to disrupt the games.
I guess we should be glad they named the group at all.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:33 PM | Comments |