A martyr bomber in the CE province of Dagestan killed top puppet sectarian Said Afandi al-Chirkawi.
The 75-year old sectarian and five followers were killed in his house in Dagestani village of Chirkei by a female martyrdom bomber, the puppets said. In turn, the Russians added that Said Afandi had been "the most important spiritual leader" for them in Dagestan.
The Russians say that a woman approached the sectarian during his sermon in the yard of his house and blew him up.
According to news agency Interfax, she was a resident of Shamilkala (former Makhachkala) Aminat Saprykina, a Russian converted to Islam and married to a Mujahid.
Local puppets now claim that a so-called "police orientation report" has been distributed about Aminat Saprykina, because she was, they say, known as a wife of a "militant" and "may have been prepared as a suicide bomber".
Russian media also report that as a result of martyrdom attack, 5 members of Afandi's circle were killed along with him
According to Russian Life News agency, the woman walked into the courtyard of Said al-Chirkawi during his sermon. She came as close as possible to him and blew herself up.
Said Atsiev, alias Sheikh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi, was among the most influential leaders with local follows of Suffi Tarikat. He was considered to be the Sheikh of Nakshbandi and Shazali tarikats in Dagestan and unofficial head of a so-called "spiritual directorate for Dagestani Muslims".
Said al-Chirkawi was an active preacher of Russia' rule in the Caucasus and initiated terror against those Muslim whom were proclaimed "Wahhabis" in 1999. He repeatedly prayed for Putin during public ceremonies.
Thousands of puppets converged on a cemetery in Russian-occupied CE province of Dagestan on Tuesday night for the burial of a top sectarian who was killed in a martyrdom bombing hours earlier, Russian news agencies said.
In July, a top puppet Muslim cleric in the Volga River republic of Tatarstan was gunned down and the republic's chief puppet mufti was wounded when a bomb ripped through his car. Both victims had been vocal critics of "radical" groups that advocate a strict and puritan version of Islam known as Salafism.
In a visit to Tatarstan on Tuesday, Russian ringleader Putin presented state awards to the wounded mufti, Ildus Faizov, and relatives of the slain cleric Valiullah Yakupov.
Department of Monitoring