Monday, December 30, 2013

Awful: Two Suicide Bombings in 24 Hours Devastate Russian City

The city formerly known as Stalingrad suffered two presumed terrorist attacks in a twenty-four hour period. Dozens have been killed and many more have been wounded. The suicide bombings come only weeks before Russia is slated to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, and startlingly, it was the third terrorist attack in less than 96 hours:

Another deadly blast has rocked the Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people aboard a trolleybus during today's morning commute. The explosion comes a day after a suicide bombing in the city killed at least 17 people and injured more than 40. 
The explosions raised concerns about terrorism six weeks before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
At least 14 people died in the trolleybus explosion and at least 28 people injured, according to the Russian Health Ministry. A 5- to 7-month-old baby suffered multiple head injuries and was unlikely to survive, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said. The baby's gender has not been disclosed.
A total of 27 people are in hospitals, including three children, Skvortsova said. The condition of most patients is "from relatively satisfactory to moderately severe," she added.

Based on the evidence, experts and government officials suspect the bombings were linked:   STORY    

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