Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Russian Forces on High (Islamic) Terror Alert
Russian Forces on High Terror Alert By STEVE GUTTERMAN The Associated Press Tuesday, January 16, 2007; 10:15 PM MOSCOW -- Russian authorities have ordered security forces on high alert after receiving information from foreign officials pointing to the threat of a terrorist attack on public transportation...
Several bombings have occurred in the Moscow subway system and on ground transport in the capital and elsewhere during more than 12 years of conflict in mostly Muslim Chechnya, where large-scale fighting ended years ago but an insurgency continues. Separatist rebels from Chechnya and other restive parts of southern Russia's troubled Caucasus region have claimed responsibility for or been blamed for most of the many terrorist attacks that have plagued the country.