JNN 29 Dec 2013 Moscow : At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee.
“According to preliminary reports, the number of dead has risen to 15 people, with a further 27 sent to hospital, a child among them,” a regional government spokesman told Interfax news agency. According to the Investigative Committee, the child is 9 years old.
The incident is now being treated as an act of terrorism, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
The anti-terrorism committee has released a statement, saying that “there was a massive explosion, resulting in a number of fatalities. The explosion is thought to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber.”
“At 12.45 we got informed that a boom or a blast was heard in the building of the railway station, Volgograd-1. Smoke was reported,” Svetlana Smolyaninova, police spokesperson, said according to RIA Novosti.
Interfax’s source said that “the blast happened near the metal detectors located at the entrance to the station.”
One witness told the agency that he saw “two bodies lying in front of the entrance, pieces of shattered glass are everywhere, there’s a ton of rubble there.” He added that “apparently, the explosion led to a fire, which the firefighters quickly put out.”
Another witness said that the windows on both levels of the station have been shattered and that”the police have cordoned off the area, nobody’s allowed on the premises. There’s a very heavy police presence, emergency ministry officials, bomb squads… it’s understandable that people are afraid, but there aren’t any screams or panicking.”
There are currently 30 ambulances working at the scene.
At present, the building has been sealed. The cause of the explosion has not yet been reported.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered that all the necessary measures be taken to assist survivors and provide security in Volgograd, the Kremlin reported.
Volgograd is a city of around 1 million people, about 690 km northeast of Sochi and close to Russia’s volatile region of North Caucasus. The city saw a terrorist attack just in October, when a suicide bomber blew herself up in a bus, killing six people and injuring more than 30 others.
On Friday, a car bomb killed three people in the southern Russian city of Pyatigorsk.
As Per our Sources Reporting , It is Important to mention that earlier in the year , in a meeting of Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan’s Meeting with the Russian President Valadmir Putin in connection with the Syrian Stand Off at that time when the earlier tried to convince the Russian President to let the US and the Western Powers to take a Military Action against Syria ,but on refusal of the Russian President of his support to the legitimate Government of Bashar Al Asad on which the Saudi Interior Minister even threatened the Russian President of Dire Consequences at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games , Organised by the Russian Govt. , as he claimed of Controlling the Caucasian Islamist Insurgents ,who can disrupt the Winter Olympics on his orders .
And the latest Suicide attack by Female Suicide Bomber is seen as the Practical Example of the Saudi threat , which now controls and owns , the Al Qaeda Network , which was once created by the CIA , and was financed by Saudi Monarchy , to keep its Hegemony in the Arab and Muslim World.