Female suicide bomber kills 13 at Russian train station
Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 00:36
Dec. 29 - A suicide bombing is the third deadly attack in two months the region around Sochi, venue of the upcoming Winter Olympics. Rough Cut. (No Reporter Narration).
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STORY: A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the entrance hall of a Russian train station on Sunday, killing at least 13 people in the second deadly attack in the space of three days as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics.
The state Investigative Committee said the bomber detonated her explosives in front of a metal detector just inside the main entrance of Volgograd station.
Volgograd is a city of around 1 million people, about 430 miles (690 km) northeast of Sochi, where the Winter Olympics - a major prestige project for President Vladimir Putin - will open on Feb. 7.
It lies close to Russia's North Caucasus, a strip of mostly Muslim provinces plagued by near-daily violence in a long-running Islamist insurgency.
An attack by a female suicide bomber killed seven people in Volgograd on Oct. 21. On Friday, a car bomb killed three people in the southern Russian city of Pyatigorsk, 270 km (170 miles) east of Sochi.
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