Massive Police Crackdown In Volgograd After Two Deadly Suicide Bombings - Putin Vows 'Total Destruction' Of Terrorists
December 31, 2013
Fear on streets of Volgograd: 5,200 police and troops crack down on migrant workers after two deadly bomb blasts in Russian city
87 people detained after they resisted police or could not produce proper ID or registration documents
18 dead after blast at city's railway station on Sunday; 16 killed after trolleybus bomb on Monday
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United States offers Sochi security cooperation
Around 5,200 police and interior troops have been mobilised throughout Volgograd after two deadly attacks in less than 24 hours that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics.
A suicide bomb at the city's railway station on Sunday has left 18 dead, and a bomb blast on a trolleybus on Monday saw 16 people killed.
Dozens of people in the Russian city were detained by police today as part of 'Operation Anti-terror Whirlwind', according to Interior Ministry spokesman Andrei Pilipchuk.
He said 87 people had been detained after they resisted police or could not produce proper ID or registration documents, and that some had weapons.