Explosion in Makhachkala Minibus Taxi: There Was No “Female Shahid”

Gazeta.Ru 29.10.2007 14:21

As reported at Gazeta.Ru site

The enquiry into the investigation of the explosion of a minibus taxi in Kazbekovsky district in Dagestan has established that the 18-year-old female resident of Khasavyurtovsky district, Sidrat Gasankhadzhiyeva, is not the perpetrator of the incident.

As reported by the republic’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, according to the testimony of passengers, one of the young people injured as a result of the explosion had been juggling a grenade. The grenade slipped from his hands and fell under the feet of the girl, she bent over and received the entire blast wave, thus saving other passengers. The enquiry into the case continues.

The explosion in a passenger minibus taxi in Kazbekovsky district in Dagestan took place on 23 October at 11:40. A “GAZelle” with fifteen passengers on board was on a journey out of the town Khasavyurt in the settlement of Dylym. As a result of the explosion eight people were injured, and one woman died. According to the initial version regarding the explosion, a girl-shahid blew up by the explosives.

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