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Terror Bombing In Volgograd

… sorry Peiper, I can’t make the video work either.

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Suicide bombing at Russian train station sparks Sochi fears
Russia’s preparations for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi have been put on edge by a suicide bomb attack in Volgograd, one of the biggest cities in southern Russia

A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people at a Russian train station on Sunday in the country’s worst terrorist attack for nearly three years, prompting Vladimir Putin to order a tightening of security at transport hubs ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics in February.

At least 40 others were injured when the attacker detonated an explosive device at the entrance to the main railway station in the southern city of Volgograd at 12:45pm local time.

Confusion swirled about the identity of the attacker on Sunday night, after security services told the news agency Interfax that the bomber “was a man who carried explosives into the station in a rucksack” at 12.15pm local time, and who had since been identified. However Russia’s top investigative body had earlier said that the attacker was a woman who detonated a device when a policeman challenged her at a metal detector at the station’s entrance.

The explosion of the device, said to be equivalent to 10 kilogrammes of TNT, blasted the building’s heavy metal gates off their hinges and caused carnage in the queue of passengers waiting to enter the building.

I’ve read elsewhere that the bomber’s head has been found. The detonation was captured on video from the other side of the parking lot and can be watched here.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/30/2013 at 08:02 AM   
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