Russian authorities this week said Chechen women suicide bombers were responsible for blowing up two planes that exploded after taking off from Moscow last week. The FSB, the successor agency to the KGB, said the wreckage bore traces of an explosive known to be used by Chechen rebels. And two Chechen women were the only ones among the 90 dead whose relatives did not come forward to identify them. A group calling itself the Islambouli Brigades claimed responsibility for the plane attacks, saying it wanted to punish Russia for its crimes in Chechnya. Another female suicide bomber, also believed to be a Chechen, blew up a car in central Moscow this week, killing eight people.
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