Toll rises to 33 in Russia bombings

Moscow, Dec 31: The toll has risen to 33 in the suicide bombing attacks earlier this week in the Russian city of Volgograd, the country’s emergencies ministry said Tuesday.

The city’s railway station was bombed Sunday and a bus was ripped apart Monday, raising fears of Islamist attacks on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Soch, some 1,600 km from here, The Independent reported citing the Interfax news agency.

The number of those killed in the attack on the main railway station rose by one to 18, while the bus bombing deaths also rose by one to 15, a ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

IANS