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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.
"At 8:10 am (0410 GMT) there was an explosion on trolleybus number 15A in Volgograd. At least 10 people were killed and 15 wounded. The trolleybus was totally destroyed," the Investigative Committee said.
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 (425 miles) southwest of Volgograd.
I remember reading an article some time ago that mentioned some veiled threats made by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, now head of Saudi Intelligence. According to the article he basically said that he could "ensure" there were no "incidents" leading up to and during the Winter Olympics....... if Russia played ball and ceased support for Syria. Needless to say, that support didn't end.
Mow I am not saying these attacks are related, but sure does seem coincidental, doesn't it?
As-Safir said Prince Bandar pledged to safeguard Russia’s naval base in Syria if the Assad regime is toppled, but he also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord. “I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” he allegedly said.