Ibn al-Khattab

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"“Islamic terrorist”"
Person.png Ibn al-Khattab   History CommonsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Russian apartment bombings/Premature death)
Arar, Saudi Arabia
Died2002-03-20 (Age 32)
Cause of death
poison, nerve agent?
Supposed perpetrator ofRussian apartment bombings
Poisoned and named by the FSB as the organiser of the 1999 Russian apartment bombings.

Ibn al-Khattab was named by the FSB as the mastermind behind the Russian apartment bombings. He died on 20 March 2002 following exposure to a poisoned letter delivered via a courier who had been recruited by Russia's Federal Security Service.[1]

Threats and denials

Some sources cite an interview with Greg Myre of the Associated Press published on September 14th, Khattab stated that: “From now on they will get our bombs everywhere. Let Russia await our explosions blasting through their cities. I swear we will do it.” That interview was held between 9-13 September. On September 14th, Khattab told the Interfax news agency in Grozny that he had nothing to do with the Moscow explosions. He was quoted as saying: “We would not like to be akin to those who kill sleeping civilians with bombs and shells.”[2]

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