The female suicide bomber that killed prominent Dagestani cleric Said Atsayev earlier this week had been a theater actress and member of a breakdance troupe before joining the republic’s Islamist movement, national media reported Thursday.
Her last husband, Magomed Ilyasov, died when handling aÂ self-made bomb…..
Aminat Kurbanova, born with theÂ ethnic Russian surname Saprykina, graduated fromÂ Dagestan State University’s drama school inÂ Makhachkala andÂ went onÂ to work inÂ the city’s Russian-language Gorky Theater, Kommersant reported, citing anÂ unspecified law enforcement source.
Together with her first husband, fellow actor Marat Kurbanov, she also was aÂ member ofÂ a local breakdance ensemble that called itself “Snatch,” theÂ report said.
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AÂ number ofÂ videos ofÂ Snatch performances are available onÂ YouTube, but none show female participants.
AÂ videoÂ publishedÂ byÂ the Lifenews.ru tabloid website showed aÂ woman resembling Kurbanova performing aÂ classical dance with aÂ man atÂ an unidentified location.
Reports said Kurbanova converted toÂ Islam after marriage andÂ became aÂ member ofÂ Dagestan’s radical Islamist insurgency after her husband was killed inÂ an anti-terrorism operation inÂ 2009.
Kurbanova subsequently married twice, andÂ her last husband, Magomed Ilyasov, died when handling aÂ self-made bomb, theÂ state-run RIADagestan.ru news siteÂ reported.
Ilyasov is suspected ofÂ organizing aÂ double suicide attack that killed two policemen andÂ injured almost 30
The Moscow Times