Terrorism

Ethnic Russian recruits to insurgency pose new threat before Olympics

“The suspected involvement of converts to Islam in Russian suicide bombings points to the growing reach of jihadists far beyond the Muslim provinces of Chechnya and Dagestan, where insurgency and separatism have simmered for two decades. Russian news media say the authorities suspect an ethnic-Russian convert to Islam may have been behind one of the two suicide bombings that killed a total of 34 people in the past two days in Volgograd, a southern Russian city. Another convert is suspected of building a bomb used to kill seven people in the same city two months ago.”

Source: Ethnic Russian recruits to insurgency pose new threat before Olympics | Reuters

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