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10 killed in trolleybus blast in Russian city of Volgograd, one day after suicide bombing at train station

Published on Dec 30, 2013 2:07 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) -  At least 10 people were killed on Monday in a bombing that destroyed a packed trolleybus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, a day after 17 people died in a suicide strike on the city’s main train station.

The new attack will further heighten fears about security at the Winter Olympic Games which are due to open on February 7 in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi, which lies 690 kilometres southwest of Volgograd.

The force of the blast left almost no trace of the trolleybus, which was packed with early morning commuters, and also blew out windows of nearby houses, state television said.

Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into a suspected act of terror as well as the illegal carrying of weapons, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

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