facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Russia jails bombing conspirator Saidov

Nov. 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A man involved in a failed suicide bombing in Moscow's Red Square on New Year's Eve 2010 was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Ilyas Saidov, from Russia's largely Muslim republic of Dagestan in North Caucasus, was one of a group of militants who attempted the terrorist attack. He was arrested as he fled Moscow after the explosives to be used accidentally detonated in a Moscow hotel, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

Saidov's role in the plot was to monitor the transport of the explosives, investigators said, noting he cooperated during the inquiry.

Insurgents from the North Caucasus region have attacked Moscow in several incidents, notably in January 2011, when 35 people were killed in an airport suicide bombing, the news agency said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
2
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
3
Construction on Russian gas line to China slated for September
4
Mississippi woman says her son set a cross on fire at her house
5
Brady Morton still missing after booze-soaked rafting trip
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback