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Russia Arrests Airport Bomber's Siblings


Bombing victims at Moscow's Domodedovo airport

Bombing victims at Moscow's Domodedovo airport

Russian media reports today say authorities have arrested the brother and sister of the suspected suicide bomber who killed 36 people at Moscow's busiest airport last month.

Russian police sources have identified the suspected suicide bomber as Magomed Yevloyev, 20, a native of the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.

Russian news agencies report the arrest this week of Yevloyev's 16-year-old brother Akhmed and his 22-year-old sisted Fatima on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

A third alleged accomplice, identified as Umar Aushev, 23, was also arrested.

Chechen Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility for the January 24 bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

compiled from agency reports
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