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2003 Stavropol train bombing

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Target  Regional train
Non-fatal injuries  More than 170
Date  5 December 2003
Attack type  Suicide attack
Deaths  At least 46
Perpetrators  Riyadus-Salihiin
Location  Stavropol Krai, Russia
Location  Stavropol Krai
Perpetrator  Riyad-us Saliheen Brigade of Martyrs
Similar  2003 Red Square bombing, 2012 Makhachkala attack, 2010 Stavropol bomb blast, February 2004 Moscow, 2004 Russian aircraft bo

2003 stavropol train bombing

The 2003 Stavropol train bombing was a suicide bomber blast which ripped through the commuter train in Stavropol Krai, Russia going from Kislovodsk to Mineralnye Vody as it was leaving Yessentuki on December 5, 2003. The explosion killed at least 46 people and injured more than 170.

The rebel Chechen government denied it was responsible for the blast. It was another in the series of suicide bombings and other attacks in and around Chechnya and Moscow in 2003.

As of December 2009, there were no arrests or convictions for this explosion.

Another train following the same route was bombed on September 3, 2003, killing 7 and injuring more than 80. Ibragim Israpilov, former local official from Chechnya, was convicted in 2004 for organizing that blast and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. He is sometimes erroneously reported as being behind the December 5 bombing.


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