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Bus bomber's husband, 4 others killed in Russia

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The husband of a suicide bomber who killed six people on a bus died Saturday after a standoff with police in Russia's restive south, the country's antiterrorism agency said. Four other insurgents also died.

Authorities had been hunting for Dmitri Sokolov, 21, since the blast in Volgograd last month, the first attack in years against a civilian target outside the volatile North Caucasus region, which came just a few months before the start of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Sokolov acknowledged during the standoff near Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, that he built the bomb detonated by his wife, Naida Asiyalova, 30, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said. Authorities said Sokolov and the others wouldn't surrender and were shot and killed.

Bus bomber's husband, 4 others killed in Russia 11/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:05pm]
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