04/01/2010, 00.00
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Dagestan, a car explodes, two killed. In Moscow the funerals of Metro bomb victims

The vehicle was packed with explosives. A third person seriously wounded. In the capital, the funeral of the victims of the March 29 Metro attacks celebrated. Responsibility claimed by Chechen guerrilla leader, new disasters announced.

Moscow (AsiaNews / Agencies) – Two people died overnight in the night Khasavurtsky, west region of Dagestan, the republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus. From the first reconstructions it appears that their car packed with explosives and for reasons not yet clear detonated, killing the two occupants. A third was injured seriously. The accident occurred in the aftermath of the attack that killed 12 people Kizlyar, also in Dagestan, while Moscow is preparing to celebrate the funerals of the victims of the attacks on the city’s Metro last March 29.

Intelligence sources cited by the Russian agency Interfax report that the car explosion occurred at night near a village in western Dagestan. "From the initial reconstruction - said a police officer - an explosive device, carried in the car, was activated spontaneously.  

Yesterday in Kizlyar a double suicide bombing killed 12 people, many of whom were policemen. Over the past two years the violence has increased in Dagestan, after a harsh crackdown on the fundamentalist Islamic militia in neighbouring Chechnya. In June 2009 the Minister of Interior of the region was killed  in a shout out.  

  Today in Moscow, meanwhile, the funeral of the victims of the March 29 Metro attack is being celebrated. The attack that killed 39 people was claimed by Doku Umarov, leader of Chechen rebels. In a video message posted on the separatists website the guerrilla leader allegedly ordered operation in "person".  

Umarov stressed that he was avenging the murder of "poor Chechens' killed by Russian security forces in February. Investigators believe the two female suicide bombers are linked to the militias of the Northern Caucasus. The attacks on Russian territory, the leader of Chechnya, will continue: "The war will come to your street... and you will feel it on your own skins."

 

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