Moscow Subway Suicide Bombers Part of ‘Black Widow’ Cell With 21 Still at Large
March 30, 2010
(ChattahBox) – In the aftermath of the two female suicide bombers who killed 39 people on the Moscow subway system on Monday, the hunt is on for a 21-strong “Black Widow” cell, trained by an Islamist terrorist known as “the Russian Bin Laden,” Russian investigators have warned. “Black Widows” are what Russians call female Chechen suicide bombers.
The women are known as “Black Widows” because they have usually lost husbands or close relatives in clashes with Russian forces and are motivated by a desire for revenge. This particular cell known as the “martyrs’ brigade,” is believed to be connected to Said Buryatsky, who was killed in a special forces operation earlier this month in Ingushetia, a strife-torn region bordering Chechnya. Russia’s Federal Security Service says it believes the cell originally had 30 trainees, but nine have already killed themselves. The rest are at large. Agents from the Federal Security Service (FSB) are investigating the theory that the “Black Widows” were sent to avenge the death of Buryatsky.