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Islamist rebels claims Moscow metro attacks

A screenshot of Islamist rebel leader Dokka Abu Usman
A screenshot of Islamist rebel leader Dokka Abu Usman Reuters
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The leader of the "Emirate of the Caucasus" Islamist group Dokka Abu Usman has claimed responsibility for this week’s Moscow metro bombings. In a message posted on a Chechen website, Usman also warned of fresh strikes against Russia.


In a video statement recorded on Monday, Usman said the bombings would avenge “the massacre by Russian invaders of the poorest residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia, who were picking wild garlic in the Arshty village on 11 February 2010 to feed their families.”

He warned Russians that "war will come to your streets, and you will feel it with your own lives and skins."

The authenticity of the video, which appeared on the Kavkaz Center website, could not be independently verified.

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