Fourteen People Killed In Suicide Attack On Trolley Bus In Russia - Many Injured
December 30, 2013
Consecutive Volgograd suicide bombing kills at least 14 (PHOTOS, GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A terrorist attack in the Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 14 passengers on a trolley bus. The explosion comes a day after a suicide bombing in the city which killed 17 people and injured scores of others.
Read RT's live updates on the terrorist attacks in Volgograd.
Health officials reported 14 fatalities in Monday morning's blast, two of whom died in hospital from the wounds they sustained. 41 survived the blast, with 27 being treated in hospital, according to the latest update. It is feared that the death toll will rise.
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.
The identity of the baby has not been established yet. It is feared that its parents were killed in the explosion.
There is also a pregnant woman and two 16-year-olds among the survivors. The woman's life is not in danger. She has been transferred to a prenatal center in Volgograd.
The Russia's Foreign Ministry likened the Volgograd bombing to "terrorist attacks" in the US, Syria or elsewhere, organized by groups with the "same motivator", and vowed not to retreat.
"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 published on its website.
The explosion was set off by a suicide bomber and not triggered remotely, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, confirmed.
"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. Both bombs were coated with identical metal fragments, which made the devices more deadly...
Second suicide bomb in 24 hours causes carnage in Volgograd as bus explosion kills 14 people six weeks ahead of the Olympics
22 others injured, including one-year-old baby in Russian city of Volgograd
Officials believe suicide bomber was behind the terrorist attack
Deadly blast comes a day after an attack killed at least 17 people in the main railway station
Russia faces a New Year security nightmare after the second devastating suicide bomb explosion within 24 hours, this time on a rush hour trolley bus in Volgograd.
The latest blast killed at least 14 with 28 wounded, some severely.
A day earlier, an explosion reported as being detonated by a female "black widow" suicide bomber saw 17 killed and dozens wounded in the city's main railway station.