Russia claims to have shot last metro bomber dead

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Russia has shot dead the last surviving militant involved in twin bombings that killed 40 people on the Moscow metro in 2010 during a night-time sweep of a forest hideout in the volatile North Caucasus.

The National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) yesterday released a crossed-out photo of the alleged militant, his face framed by a thick beard.

“Gusen Magomedov was the last remaining participant directly involved in the organisation and implementation of terrorist attacks on the Moscow metro in March, 2010,” NAK said.

It said Magomedov had been shot after opening fire on security forces combing forests near the village of Kadyrkent in Dagestan, now the centre of militant violence in the North Caucasus.

A video released by NAK showed a mangled body in a black jogging suit and a pistol lying in the underbrush.

The NAK said Magomedov had escorted one of two female suicide bombers to the metro.