Published On: Mon, Dec 30th, 2013

Suicide bombers strike Russian trolley bus, killing at least 14, in second day of attacks

A second terrorist attack in the Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 14 passengers on a trolley bus. This explosion comes a day after a suicide bombing which killed 17 people and injured many others.

screenshot Rt.com video coverage bus bombing

screenshot Rt.com video coverage bus bombing

Photo is a screenshot from RT.com video coverage detailing the scene, the reported 14 fatalities from Monday’s blast. Over two dozen are being treating in hospitals according to the report.

An infant aged around five to seven months is among the survivors. Doctors are fighting to save the baby’s life, who is in a coma.

“Cynically planned on the eve of New Year celebrations, this strike is another attempt by terrorists to open an internal front, spread panic and chaos, cause inter-religious hatred and conflict in Russian society,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

 Authorities claim that a suicide bomber was behind the explosion, it was not remotely detonated, says the Russian Investigative Committee head, Vladimir Markin.

“The investigation believes that the timing and place of the terrorist attack was selected because the trolley bus line is used by many people, including students from nearby colleges,” Markin said.

Investigators believe that Monday’s blast and the previous day’s terrorist attack are connected.

Police now confirm that both bombs were coated with identical metal fragments, which made the devices more deadly.

The Investigative Committee estimated that the power of the blast was equal to ate least 4 kg of TNT.


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  1. Pine 4 Better Daze says:

    According to a WhatDoesItMean.com report, Putin may order a “massive military strike” on Saudi Arabia in the wake of the two terrorist attacks in Volgograd (formerly known as
    Stalingrad) that killed 32 people. The Russian President is personally blaming Saudi Arabia after Saudi Arabia had warned Russia of terrorist attacks at the upcoming Olympics for Putin’s support of Syria in September…
    ‘Putin Orders Saudi Arabia “Destroyed” After Volgograd Terror Strikes’ (Dec. 30, 2013)

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