Russia: 31 killed by Islamic bombers
AT least 14 people were killed yesterday when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a packed trolleybus in Volgograd a day after a deadly attack on the southern Russian city’s train station, raising fresh concerns about security at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
As President Vladimir Putin ordered security stepped up across the country, with a special regime to be imposed in Volgograd, investigators said the bombings were almost certainly linked.
The twin suicide attacks on Volgograd have stunned Russia and troubled the authorities as people prepare for mass New Year celebrations. At least 17 people died in Sunday’s attack, blamed on a female suicide bomber.
Hopefully the Russians will deal with this as decisively as they did with Greenpeace’s attempts at piracy.