Suicide bombings in Russia raise security fears

AFP PHOTO/MIKHAIL MORDASOV

A picture taken on 31 January 2013 shows the main railway station in the Volga River city of Volgograd. At least 18 people were killed and dozens injured on 29 December 2013

Suicide bombings in Russia raise security fears


On 30 December, a blast tore through an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing 14, following a railway explosion a day earlier. Together more than 30 people were killed in the explosions, putting the city of one million on edge and highlighting the terrorist threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host the Winter Games in Sochi in February.

Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for Russia’s main investigative agency, said in a statement that the bus explosion involved a ...


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