Sons of female suicide bomber Shakhidat Baimuradova, who blew up herself on Wednesday during a religious celebration near the Belorechye village, are habitual criminals, a representative of the Russian Federal Security Service department on Chechnya disclosed to a RIA Novosti correspondent.
"One of the two brothers had been a member of an illegal armed formation and was killed about a year ago in an armed conflict with federal forces," the RIA Novosti interlocutor reported. According to the Federal Security Service department, the second brother has been detained and is currently being interrogated. He is suspected of committing a number of grave crimes. The suicide bomber's third son was convicted for a bandit attack and is kept in one of Daghestan's prisons.
According to the Chechen Emergencies Ministry, the terrorist act near the Belorechye village of Chechnya's Gudermes district killed 16 and wounded 145 people.
The terrorist act occurred the day before at 14.45 Moscow time near the Belorechye and Eleskhan-Yurt villages at a religious celebration that gathered 15,000 people.
The suicide bomber blew up an explosive amidst the crowd. The police managed to establish the name of the terrorist - she is 46-year-old Shakhidat Baimuradova. The second explosion should have initiated by 52-year-old citizen of Gudermes, Zulai Abdurzakova. However, she was killed before she was able to set the explosive on.
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