At least 10 killed in second terror attack in Russian city of Volgograd ahead of Winter Olympics
Deadly blast: The trolleybus was reportedly near one of the city markets when the explosion happened, shattering the windows of nearby buildings
At least 10 people have been killed and 22 injured in an explosion on a packed trolleybus in Russia’s Volgograd city.
Russia’s Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said a suicide bomber was behind this morning’s terrorist attack.
The deadly blast comes a day after a suicide bombing killed at least 17 people in the southern city’s main railway station. Investigators believe the blasts may be connected.
Pictured: The new ‘Black Widow’ suicide bomber who targeted Russian train station killing at least 16
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- At least 16 people have killed and 50 have been injured
- Officials believe female suicide bomber was behind the attack
- A police officer and child among the dead according to local reports
- Experts claims the explosion was the equivalent of 10kg of TNT
- Attack has raised concerns over terrorism ahead of Winter Olympics
- Another female suicide bomber killed six on a bus last month in city
By JENNIFER SMITH and WILL STEWART
PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 29 December 2013 | UPDATED: 06:03 GMT, 30 December 2013
A female suicide bomber killed 16 people and injured dozens more at the main entrance of a railway station in Russia yesterday.
It was the second deadly attack in the space of three days in Volgograd and raises fears of a terror campaign before and during the Winter Olympics which the country is due to host in 39 days.
The bomber – named as 26-year-old Oksana Aslanova – detonated her explosives in front of a metal detector as passengers made their way to and from trains.
Deadly attack: Policeman Dmitry Makovkin (right), 29, who ‘spotted the suspicious woman’ was last night hailed as a hero for saving ‘hundreds of lives’. The attacker was named as 26-year-old Oksana Aslanova (left)