More Than A Dozen Killed in Blast at Volgograd Train Station

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More Than A Dozen Killed in Blast at Volgograd Train Station

MOSCOW, December 29 (RIA Novosti) – More than a dozen people were killed Sunday when a blast ripped through a railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in what authorities say was an attack carried out by a suicide bomber.

If confirmed, the presumed attack will prove to have been the second in the city in the space of just a little over two months and will provoke deep anxiety as Russia readies to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi early next year.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said 16 people were killed in the blast that occurred at 12:45 p.m. (0845 GMT) near the metal detectors at the front entrance to Volgograd-1 train station. A total of 14 people died at the scene and two others died at hospital.

A total of 44 people were injured and 37 of them have been hospitalized, a spokesman for Russia’s Health Ministry…

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