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October 2013 Volgograd bus bombing
Part of Insurgency in the North Caucasus
The bus targeted by Asiyalova after the bombing
Location of Volgograd Oblast in Russia
Location Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Southern Federal District, Russia
Date 21 October 2013
14.05 Moscow Time [10:05 GMT]
Target Civilians on board a bus
Attack type
Suicide attack
Weapons Explosive belt
Deaths 8 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Naida Asiyalova[2]

On 21 October 2013, a suicide bombing took place on a bus in the city of Volgograd, in the Volgograd Oblast of Southern Russia. The attack was carried out by a female perpetrator named Naida Sirazhudinovna Asiyalova (Russian: Наида Сиражудиновна Асиялова), who detonated an explosive belt containing 500–600 grams of TNT inside a bus carrying approximately 50 people, killing seven civilians and injuring at least 36 others.[3][4][5][6][7]


The bombing was committed by Naida Asiyalova, a 30-year-old fugitive from the Republic of Dagestan. Asiyalova was the wife of Dmitry Sokolov, a militant from Makhachkala, Dagestan's capital city. The suicide attack upon the bus in Volgograd was expected to take place in Moscow.[8]

In response, authorities from the Volgograd Oblast declared three days of mourning. Members of the public donated blood for the victims of the blast.[9]

On 22 October, the People's Republic of China condemned the bombing.[10]

On 16 November, Russian security forces killed five insurgents, including Naida Asiyalova's husband, Dmitry Sokolov, who had converted to Islam under the name of Abdul Jabbar.[11][12][13]


  • Viktoria Koneva (20)
  • Maksim Letkov (16)
  • Kirill Litvinenko (18)
  • Yelena Mikhailova (29)
  • Maria Popadinets (18)
  • Yulia Prikhodchenko (22)[14]
  • Tatyana Vereshchagina (59)


  1. "The attack in Volgograd injured 37 people". Itar-Tass. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  2. "Volgograd Bus Bomb Victims Laid to Rest as Police Hunt Bomber’s Husband". 
  3. "At least 5 people die in bus explosion". Russia Today. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. "A bus explosion killed 4 people in Russia". BBC News. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. "Russia bus explosion killed 4 people". Reuters. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  6. Five dead, 27 injured in bus explosion in Volgograd region
  7. "Up to 6 Killed in Bus Bomb Blast in S.Russia – Officials". Ria Novosti. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. "Volgograd suicide blast was planned for Moscow - Investigative Committee source — RT News". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  9. "Volgograd mourns victims of bus bombing, police look for organizers — RT News". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  10. "China condemned Volgograd bus bombing". Xinhua News Agency. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  11. "Russian security forces kill self-confessed militant organizer of Volgograd suicide bombing — RT News". 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  12. "Militant Behind Volgograd Suicide Bombing Killed in Russia's Dagestan | Crime | RIA Novosti". 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  13. "Russian police kill suspected Volgograd bus bomber in shootout". Reuters. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  14. Rfe/Rl (2013-10-22). "Radio Free Europe". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 

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