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Death Toll in Volgograd Trolleybus Blast Up to 15

World | December 30, 2013, Monday // 07:59| Views: 532 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Death Toll in Volgograd Trolleybus Blast Up to 15 The latest explosion took place near a market in the city's Dzerzhinsky district on Monday morning. Photo by RIA Novosti

At least 15 passengers on a trolleybus have been killed and another 23 injured un a new suspected terrorist attack in the Russian city of Volgograd on Monday morning.

The explosion comes a day after a suicide bombing in the city's railway station, which killed 17 people and injured scores of others.

The latest explosion took place near a market in the city's Dzerzhinsky district on Monday morning.

The area has been cordoned off, and police and emergency services are at the scene.

Moscow is concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence in the run-up to the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi.

The Olympic venue is close to Russia's volatile north Caucasus region.

Volgograd lies about 900km (560 miles) south of Moscow, 650km north of the North Caucasus and 700km north-east of Sochi.

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