Chechen insurgent leader Doku Umarov said on Monday he had ordered a suicide bombing that killed 36 people at Russia's busiest airport last month.
Umarov, 46, speaking in a video carried by the website www.Kavkazcenter.com, said there would be further such attacks if Russia would not abondon Muslim states in Caucasus region -- a territory embracing Chechnya, Dagestan and other nearby territories.
Umarov appeared in the video, apparently made on the day of the Jan. 24 attack on Moscow's Domodedovo airport, wearing combat fatigues, talking quietly and hesitantly.
"The special operation today in Moscow ... was carried out on my orders," said Umarov, who styles himself the Emir of the Caucasus.
"These special operations will continue ... to show the chauvinist regime of (Russian Prime Minister Vladimir) Putin in Moscow ... that we can carry out these operations where we want and when we want," he said, pointing a finger towards the camera.
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