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Death toll reaches 14 in Russian suicide bomber attack
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Death toll reaches 14 in Russian suicide bomber attack

30.12.2013 From our online archive
A deadly bombing on a packed trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd was caused by a male suicide bomber, investigators said Monday, as the official death toll rose to 14 people.

(AFP) A deadly bombing on a packed trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd was caused by a male suicide bomber, investigators said Monday, as the official death toll rose to 14 people.

"The explosives were detonated by a male suicide bomber, fragments of whose body have been found," the Investigative Committee said, adding that the kind of explosive used showed the trolleybus attack and a deadly strike Sunday on Volgograd train station could have been jointly planned.

Health ministry spokesman Oleg Salagai told Russian state television that 14 people were killed in the trolleybus bombing and 28 wounded. President Vladimir Putin ordered security stepped up across all of Russia after bombings, the national anti-terror committee announced.