- The Washington Times - Monday, October 21, 2013

A female suicide bomber detonated a device on a city bus in Volgograd, Russia, on Monday, killing six people and injuring dozens, officials said.

Suspected bomber Naida Asiyalova, 30, was from Dagestan, one of the predominantly Muslim republics in the North Caucasus, said Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for the Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, according to The Associated Press.

Bombings and shootings occur almost daily in Dagestan, mostly targeting law enforcement officers, the report said.

About 40 people were on the bus when it was blown up. Mr. Markin said seven people had died, including the bomber, and 28 were hospitalized, the AP reported.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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