At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, Russian officials have said. This increases worries about terrorism ahead of February’s Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Associated Press reports that The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the explosion at the central railway station in the city of Volgograd was set off by a suicide bomber.
According to Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the nation’s top investigative agency, the Investigative Committee, at least 13 people died in the blast. Russia’s Health Ministry has also announced that about fifty (50) people were injured.
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack yet. The attack comes several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov called for new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including the Sochi Games.