MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The husband of a suicide bomber who killed six people on a bus died Saturday after a stand-off with police in Russia\’s restive south, the country\’s anti-terrorism agency said. Four other insurgents also died.
Authorities had been hunting for Dmitri Sokolov since the blast in Volgograd, the first attack in years against a civilian target outside the volatile North Caucasus region, which came just months before the start of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Police surrounded a house in a village near the Dagestan capital of Makhachkala and unsuccessfully tried to persuade the insurgents to surrender before they died, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.
Sokolov acknowledged during nego