At least 16 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia.If you are looking this kind of content,you have come to the right place.thanks for your patient reading, let us move on.
A suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee
President Traian Basescu has sent a message of condolences to the Russian authorities for the victims of Volgograd attack on Sunday. A release from the Presidential Administration reads that the Romanian President has expressed his full compassion for the victims of the terrorist attack and for their families.
The Romanian head of state expressed full support for the people of the Russian federation, for the Russian government and for President Vladimir Putin, giving assurance of his full solidarity for the fight against terrorism.
“The attack proves, one more time, that the fight against terrorism is not only necessary but also binding for protecting our citizens’ lives,” President Basescu said in the release.
An attack on a train station in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd has killed 15 people, Russian officials say, the BBC informs.A female suicide bomber was thought to be responsible for the blast, Russia’s top investigative agency said. A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least six people when she attacked a bus in the city in October.Moscow is concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence in the run up to the the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi in six weeks.
An Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus region has led to many attacks there in recent years. Insurgents have also attacked big Russian towns.Volgograd lies about 900km (560 miles) south of Moscow, 650km north of the North Caucasus and 700km north-east of Sochi.Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered law enforcement agencies to take “all necessary security measures” in the bomb’s aftermath, said a Kremlin spokesman, according to the BBC.Mr Putin has ordered the most gravely injured victims to be flown to Moscow for treatment.
Security would be stepped up at train stations and airports, said a federal police spokesman.
Sunday’s explosion rocked Volgograd-1 station at around 12:45 at a time when millions of Russians are travelling to celebrate the New Year. The bomb contained 10 kg (22 pounds) of TNT, was rigged with shrapnel and was detonated near the metal detectors at the station entrance, said a spokesman for the Investigative Committee.
“When the suicide bomber saw a policeman near a metal detector, she became nervous and set off her explosive device,” said the spokesman, Vladimir Markin.
RIA Novosti news agency said security sources were naming the attacker as Oksana Aslanova. She has reportedly been married twice to militants and is also suspected of being a friend of Naida Asiyalova, the suicide bomber who targeted the Volgograd bus in October.