Bomb Explosion at Train station in the Russian City of Volgograd Kills at Least 14 People … Terrorist Suicide Bomber Just 6 Weeks Ahead of Winter Olympics in Sochi
As reported at RIA Novosti, between 13 to 18 people have been killed and up to 40 injured as a bomb blast ripped through a train station Sunday in the Russian city of Volgograd . Russia’s National Anti-Terror Committee are saying that preliminary information suggests the blast was caused by a female suicide bomber. This is the second bombing in Volgograd in the past two months and comes less than six weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, located less than 620 miles away. In October, 2013 6 people were killed and 33 injured when a suspected female suicide bomber detonated explosives aboard a Russian bus.
Between 13 and 18 people were killed and up to 50 more were wounded, according to various estimates by Russian officials, by the blast near the metal detectors at the Volgograd-1 train station’s front entrance at 12:45 p.m. (8:45 a.m. GMT).
President Vladimir Putin ordered officials to take all necessary measures to help the victims of the blast.
An explosion at a train station in the Russian city of Volgograd killed at least 14 people, including one police officer, the Russian Investigative Committee said on its website Sunday.
The committee said 14 people had been killed and 40 people were injured.
A spokesman for the investigative committee said the bomber used the equivalent of 10 kilograms of TNT.
Video taken from an outside security camera shows a huge fireball inside what appears to be the main entrance followed by a steady trail of smoke coming out shattered windows.