Chechens claim Moscow attacks

Dokka Umarov

The leader of the ‘Caucasus Emirate’ Dokka Abu Usman* (aka Dokka Umarov), last night claimed responsibility for Monday’s attacks on the Moscow subway system. In a statement published on the Chechen jihad media website Kavkaz Center and a video on Youtube (see here), Usman claimed the attack was retaliation for the continued killing by Russian forces of civilians in Chechnya and Ingushetia. He also promised that attacks on Russian territory would continue, warning

“the war will come to your streets, and you will feel it with your own lives and skins”.

Early on Thursday morning it appears a VBIED went off prematurely in Dagestan, killing its two occupants.

*Note there is a pretty good bio of Umarov here.

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