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Teenage widow 'was Moscow metro bomber' - police


Russian authorities say they are almost certain one of the suicide bombers who attacked the Moscow Metro on Monday was a 17-year-old girl from Dagestan.

The girl, Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, is believed to be the widow of a senior Caucasus militant killed by Russian security forces late last year.

Dagestan, like nearby Chechnya, is struggling to quell militant violence.

The morning rush-hour bombings killed 39 people and injured more than 80, most of whom are still in hospital.

Jenny Wivell reports.


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