Volograd Bombers Identified - Two Accomplices Arrested
January 30, 2014
Russia identifies two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in Volgograd and arrests two suspected accomplices
Train station and trolley bus in Volgograd were bombed in late December
They killed 34 people and wounded many more, heightening security fears
Suspected bombers named as Asker Samedov and Suleiman Magomedov
Two brothers, Magomednabi and Tagir Batirov were detained
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An ambulance leaves the site of an explosion after a bomb blast tore through a trolleybus in December
Two brothers, Magomednabi and Tagir Batirov, were detained as suspected accomplices Wednesday in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic that has become the center of an Islamic insurgency.
The brothers were believed to have helped the suicide bombers travel to Volgograd, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) to the north, the agency said in a statement.
Investigators were still trying to determine who had organized the attack, the statement said.