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Child, Police Officer among Volgograd Train Station Blast Victims

World | December 29, 2013, Sunday // 13:55| Views: 836 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Child, Police Officer among Volgograd Train Station Blast Victims The bodies of victims lie covered as Russian security personnel inspect the damage at a Volgograd train station after a suicide bombing. Photo by Getty Images

A nine-year-old child and a police officer are among the victims of the deadly suicide attack at Volgograd train station, officials announced.

The explosion at a train station in Volgograd, Russia, killed at least 18 people on Sunday and is believed to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber.

It is the second bombing in the southern Russian city in two months and comes less than six weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which is located less than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from Volgograd.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In October, a bomber blew up a passenger bus, killing six people and wounding more than 30 others. Russian media reported that a female Islamist suicide bomber from the Russian region of Dagestan was responsible for the attack.

The restive region of Chechnya is also located in this southern portion of Russia.

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