Less than three weeks away from the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi, security concerns are increasing with the release of an online video from Islamist terrorists and concerns that a known female suicide bomber, the “Black Widow” may have recently breached the ring of security around the site of the 2014 Olympic games.
ABC news America are reporting that wanted posters are being handed out searching for the woman.
She is identified as Ruzanna Ibragimova, a widow of a militant affiliated with the Caucasus Emirate, the terror group led by Doku Umarov that has threatened attacks against the Games.
Ibragimova is described as having a 10 centimeter scar across the left cheek, a pronounced limp, and a stiff left arm that doesn’t bend at the elbow.
The news comes in the wake of an online video posted over the last few days on a well-known Jihadi forum website promising revenge for “Muslim blood’ that has been spilt.
It shows two young men dressed in black and standing in front of a black banner with religious verse that is typically associated with al Qaeda-linked extremists.
The men say “We’ve prepared a present for you and all tourists who’ll come over. If you will hold the Olympics, you’ll get a present from us for the Muslim blood that’s been spilled.”
In a statement posted with the video on its website, the militant group Vilayat Dagestan claimed responsibility for the recent Volgograd bombings.
This is the first time any group has taken ownership of the bombings that killed 30 people.
The video claims that the two men, identified as Suleiman and Abdurakhman, were the suicide bombers.
Last month’s Volgograd attacks on a train station and a trolley bus claimed the lives of more than 30 people.
Volgograd, a major transit hub is about 650 kilometers away from Sochi.
CNN reports that in addition to the Volgograd attacks, there has also been violence in recent days in the southern republic of Dagestan.