October 23, 2013
A new video released by the Investigative Committee shows the moment
of the deadly blast in the Volgograd bus on Monday recorded by a dashcam
in a car following the vehicle.
The footage shows the bus travelling along the road when the bomb rips through the right side of the vehicle.
The bus stops and after a couple of seconds people start leaping out
of the windows or doors of the stricken bus while smoke clouds from the
With the debris strewn all across the road the cars behind the bus
come to a standstill with the drivers emerging from their vehicles in a
state of shock.
Investigators are working on the video to determine more details about the explosion that killed six people and injured 37.
The female suicide bomber was identified as Naida Asiyalova, a 30
year old native of Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan. Police are on
the hunt for her three accomplices,
the woman’s alleged husband, 21 year old Russian Dmitry Sokolov, who
she converted to radical Islam, after which they joined the Dagestani
rebel groups in the republic’s capital Mahachkala, and two other
militants, Ruslan Kazanbiyev and Kurban Omarov, both 25.