Report: 2nd Moscow suicide bomber identified as teacher

April 5, 2010 01:45


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MOSCOW — The second Moscow suicide bomber may have been a 28-year-old school teacher from the southern province of Dagestan, a Russian newspaper reported Sunday, quoting the woman's father as saying he recognized her in a photograph.

Rasul Magomedov told Novaya Gazeta that an acquaintance sent him a photograph of the subway suicide bomber that has been widely circulated on the Internet.

"My wife and I immediately recognized our daughter Maryam," the newspaper quotes him as saying. "The last time my wife saw our daughter she was wearing the same red scarf as in the photograph."

Magomedov said his daughter, Maryam Sharilova, disappeared the day before the March 29 bombings that shocked Moscow, though he has no idea how she got to the city from their home in southern Russia.

The attack by two female suicide bombers killed 40 rush-hour commuters and wounded at least 121.

One of the bombers has been identified as the 17-year-old widow of a slain Islamic militant, also from Dagestan, one of several predominantly Muslim provinces in the North Caucasus.

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