Was this a duo of perpetrators, two individuals who may have been part of a larger terror group?
Or.....did the woman serve as the distraction while the man set off the explosives?
It is possible that two people – a man and a woman – were involved in the terrorist attack at the railway station in Volgograd, a source in the law-enforcement bodies of the North Caucasus Federal District told Interfax.
A woman they found suspicious? Was she attempting to get their attention? Acting in a way that would direct their attention towards her and away from someone else?"The policemen who had survived the attack said that they had seen a woman they found suspicious.
We cannot assume she exploded. He (police officer) attempted to approach her and the explosion occurred.After one of them made an attempt to approach her, the explosion occurred," the source said.
A man's finger with a joint pin? Are we talking some type of medical device?At the same time, the local video camera captured a man in the epicenter of the explosion. Besides, a man’s finger with a joint pin was found at the scene, the source said.
The female perpetrator......
|Officially been identified as Oksana Aslanova, a 26-year-old Tabasaran national from Turkmenistan|
Investigations to establish the whereabouts of Oksana Aslanova has been underway in Daghestan since June of 2012.She get's around.
The woman was married to a militant warlord who was killed during a recent special operation. She was married several times. Investigators are searching for the relatives of Dagestani bandits suspected of masterminding terrorist attacks in Central Russia.
Oksana Aslanova was reportedly born June 16, 1987 in Turkmenistan. She later moved to live in Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Dagestan. She settled in the city of Derbent at 15/41, Rasulbekov Street and studied at the Dagestan State Pedagogic University.She married Mansur Velibekov, a Chechen radical and member of the Southern (Yuzhnaya) criminal ring that was wiped in 2008. Upon her death, Velibekov’s widow became a so-called “Sharia wife” of the gang’s leader, Gasan Abdulayev.Another report suggests that Aslanova was also married to a known terrorist, Israpil Validzhanov, who went under the nickname of Amir Hasan. He was eliminated on March 18, 2011 near the Dagestani village of Tashkapur.There is no information about her since March 8, 2012 it is possible that the so-called "black widow", who outlived all her husbands, underwent training as a suicide bomber.Her ID was reported as follows: passport series 6706 No 719598, issued on Aug. 25, 2007 by the Federal Migration Service in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region. She was registered at the address: 12/34, 1 Mikrorayon, city of Raduzhny in Nizhnevartovsk district in the Region of Tyumen.
The second perpetrator is possibly a man with a backpack. A familiar narrative.
Another theory has it that the Volgograd bombing was carried out by a male terrorist who carried explosives in a backpack, a police source told Russia's Interfax news agency.
An improvised explosive- nail bombs? Another familiarity.“We’ve discovered that the suicide bomber was in fact a man who brought the IED to the railway station in a rucksack. His identity has been determined.”
Indeed this was quite an explosion:The source did not name the alleged attacker, but added investigators had found an unexploded hand-grenade and a pistol at the scene, which presumably belonged to the terrorist.Yet another police source in the North Caucasus region told Interfax the railway station’s CCTV footage also showed a man who might have been behind the bombing. “Videos from the building’s cameras suggest that the terror attack was apparently carried out by a man, although this information needs to be confirmed.”
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In my opinion this was not the work of one bomber. That never seems to be the case.