Ingush leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said, that ilamist insurgents from the North Caucasus were behind a suicide bomb attack that killed 35 people at Russia’s busiest Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
“These leaders of the North Caucasus underground are responsible, like Doku Umarov,” – Yevkurov told reporters in Ingushetia’s capital, Magas, referring to a Chechen rebel chief who calls himself emir of the “Caucasus Emirate.”
“International airports, trains, crowds… It doesn’t matter what you protect: It is like putting on a gel against mosquitoes. You will always miss a spot and they will find it.”
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least eight foreigners. Russia’s leaders are struggling to contain a growing Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus.
Local leaders say a mix of clan feuds, poverty, Islamism and heavy-handed tactics by law enforcement agencies has driven youths into the ranks of rebels who want to create a Sharia-based pan-Caucasus state separate from Russia.
The wanted man was named Razdobudko and was believed to be a member of the Nogai Jamaat, an insurgent group based in Dagestan, a region at the heart of the Islamist insurgency.
He was one of about 10 people wanted in connection with the attack, the state-run RIA news agency cited an unidentified law enforcement official as saying.