Family of Murdered Opposition Leader was Openly Blew up
On November 16, Wednesday, Russian sources reported from police of Ingushetia, informed that near a checkpoint on the road towards Magas, a car blew up with 4 passengers. Later it was learned that the victims are from the family of murdered Maksharip Aushev.
According to the Ingush police’s version, on approaching the checkpoint, the car suddenly turned around and started driving in the opposite direction. “Police” opened fire and the car blew up. As a result 2 people were killed and 2 were wounded.
Later, however, it became known that the police’s version was a complete lie.
In reality, a car carrying pregnant wife of murdered Maksharip Aushev, her mother and two brothers, was stopped on the checkpoint in Nazran. After a formal ID check, and search in the vehicle, the driver and passengers sat in the car, and drove away and at this moment the explosion took place.
Fatima Dzhanieva (27 years old), the pregnant widow of the slain leader of Ingushetia’s popular opposition movement, Maksharip Aushev, was severely wounded in the car bomb attack. The car’s driver, Dzhanieva’s brother Muslim Dzhaniev (24 years old), and their mother Leila Dzhanieva (51 years old) died in the attack. Fatima Dzhanieva and her younger brother Amirkhan Dzhaniev (23 years old) were rushed to hospital.
Ingush oppositon activist Magomed Khazbiev said security police had stopped the car moments before the explosion and ordered the passengers far away from the car as the car was being inspected. Later, police opened fire on the car, thus triggering the explosion. Ingushetia’s prosecutor Yuri Turygin claims the car’s driver may have been a terrorist who was planning a bomb attack.
According one of the members of criminal investigation team said: “The bomb was under the driver’s seat, or was attached to similar place, but it was under the bottom. Obviously, it was well-prepared attempt”. Investigators also belives that the bomb was blowed up with a remote control.