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side the bus and it's likely to be connected to the suicide bombing at the main train station that happened there sunday that explosion left sixteen people dead and dozens wounded stay with us here on our team as we get more information on events in volgograd. wealthy british. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy mike stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds of reports. right.
first. and i think that your. orders. thanks for staying with us here on r.t. half past the hour now recapping the tragic developments in volgograd this monday morning a second deadly explosion that struck the city within twenty four hours space the latest happened on a trolley bus as it passed by a market during morning rush hour at least twelve people known to have been killed up to twenty three others wounded including a one year old child this the second deadly blast to strike the city in twenty four hours time investigators suspect a bomb was planted inside the bus and it's likely to be connected to the suicide
bombing that happened at the main train station there sunday that explosion left sixteen people dead and dozens wounded. we asked dr you're on from the international institute for counter-terrorism what could be done to over such tragedies in the future with such attacks are not always not always easy to prevent it and as you know that takes place in other parts of the world just for the last several months ago in boston in america again by it we just came from chechnya for this is not to be all such a cop is to be prevented he must lead a very good intelligence i think that it has to be the hands of the company or they services that they have ahead of relation between countries because sometimes and it's not just being in one place at the expense of the different part of the world community. with events in a vulgar grab the city had barely started mourning the victims of sunday's train station bombing when a fatal blast targeted monday morning commuters with
a couple of hours we know that twelve people have died in this latest terror attack or he's margaret howell is in the city with more. so margaret are we any closer to hearing about any new details about this latest attack. well here's what we do know about eight thirty this morning there was a second suicide attack less than twenty four hours ago there was a first suicide attack at the train station and this one happening on a trolley bus we've learned that twelve people have been confirmed dead twenty three injured so far that number of course is subject to change including a one year old baby now this. it would be at a time when people would be at work is very much a month that your and people are getting to jobs this morning so that was that was planned at a time when people would be out and moving now this we have learned also that
medical personnel is in route from moscow to help those enter here on the ground and they are there coming now we also learned that president putin has been informed of the past week. that. attack that. unfortunately we're adding sound connection problems with you there with margaret but she did. here earlier follow this report from the city. busy train station that was rocked by the blast of a terrorist bomb on sunday afternoon shards of metal ripped through an area around a security checkpoint as passengers waited for their luggage to be inspected officials say the bomb was equivalent to at least ten kilos of t.n.t. and only the security barrier prevented this scene of devastation from becoming
much worse but it's impossible to calculate the toll something like this has on its victims many are still reeling. and i bent down to collect my documents when i saw a flash of light and there was a blast i was thrown back by the explosion when i came to my senses a man who was carrying me only outside was i able to get a breath of air and saw the to understand what was happening to my son father and niece were inside the train station when the gloss went off they're all in intensive care now they're badly injured they were headed for a train to moscow but never made it a second bomb was later discovered it had failed to detonate investigators are now looking into the identity of the person or persons who carried this out it's now suspected the attacker was male despite earlier reports of a so-called black widow suicide bomber this is the second time in just
a few months that the southern russian city has been the target of extremist october suicide blast on a passenger bus which killed six and over thirty others is still raw in the memories of people here security has been tightened throughout the country but officials stress that security in russia's olympic city of sochi has never been in question. just about always naturally the main focus is now on the way security will be provided in sochi but it's worth mentioning there's a great. difference between volgograd railway station and the olympic games in terms of security so worries about the safety of the olympics absolutely baseless. governments around the world are beginning to realize that finding international terror threats can only lead on global e as both organized cells and lone terrorist continue to slip through law enforcement's nets we're talking about asian harvest movement which is linked to al qaida that is our rage but not just in russia but also in other countries including
in syria as we know now now the direct motive is not different from the previous attacks on moscow on other locations inside russia and i would say is not so different from attacks that has happened around the world gotta be it's against democracies against countries that they want to consider as enemies with a tragedy like this one that hit volgograd just days ahead of the new year's celebrations it's no surprise authorities thought it more appropriate to cancel the festivities and to clear the first three days of twenty fourteen as a period of mourning in volgograd margaret how low he. is suggested the timing of the attacks is linked to the upcoming winter olympics in sochi both cities in the same region but as you can see on the map it is not between them is more than six hundred fifty kilometers apart we spoke with a former member of the alpha special forces unit who says there is confidence in the massive security presence in sochi. most of. the old the attacks in volgograd
are part of the same chain the terrorists are trying to incite fear ahead of the winter olympics so that people become scared to go to no wonder they've chosen the holiday season for this to make it even more painful for the people and to draw plenty of world attention but i believe this won't have any effect on the olympics and the people who are planning to come will still do so they can be sure of their safety because almost two billion dollars have been allocated to security measures that's even more than the sum for the london olympics a reminder of the tragic developments in volgograd this monday morning a second deadly blast has struck this city within twenty four hours the latest happened on a trolley bus as it passed by a busy market during morning rush hour at least twelve people confirmed dead up to twenty three others injured including a one year old child it is the second deadly blast to hit the city in twenty four hours time investigators suspect a bomb was planted inside the bus and it's likely connected to the suicide bombing at the main train station that happened there on sunday when i'm getting reports
that one more a victim from the attack has died in the hospital following that blast bringing the death toll in that first train station incident up to seventeen and the u.n. secretary general has called for those responsible for the tragedy in volgograd to be brought to justice the terrorism also united mostly condemned by the u.n. security council and who are activist don de bar thinks it's time for the international community to join forces against the global terror threat. people on the ground who did this perhaps may be you know anonymous players just individuals who are incited one way or another but you do not move weaponized explosives into a major city without the aid of a very powerful forces state actors usually and so i think that the focus should be for the entire international community to take a look already at who are the state actors that are enabling these things saudi arabia comes to mind for example and to make them the international pariah is that
they should be and to impose criminal sanctions on those responsible within those governments. artie's sean thomas is also here with us joining us live from central moscow for more on the kremlin reaction to all this tell us what is the view from the russian ministration in light of this morning's developments well matt with two attacks within one twenty four hour period you can imagine that the federal government is certainly gearing up for action and in communication with local governments as well in fact the head of the f.s.b. alexander mcauliffe and the head of the interior ministry's what to call it. they have briefed president putin on the latest in fact they talked about the security operations in dhaka ston instead of a pole where they have disrupted terror operations that are down there and killed several suspected terrorists also the interior ministry briefed the president on measures that they are taking to maintain security in the region following these
recent attacks now locally the volgograd emergency ministry is said that they have bolstered their troops in fact we've heard of another plane being sent to the region with people and supplies to help out in that aspect in fact the latest that we've gotten in is that the emergency committee has established regular communication and an airlift operation to bring the injured from volgograd to moscow where they can get better medical treatment and then. president putin and prime minister medvedev have discussed what they're going to do to help the families of those who have been injured and killed and they have agreed to pay those families one of million rubles which is the equivalent to about thirty thousand u.s. dollars and with as always in situations like this the information is constantly changing and updating rapidly coming in we'll keep you updated as we get it. all right sean thank you very much for those updates on the developments or earlier you leadership of my colleague spoke with a security expert from moscow state university mark sloboda talking about the
developments in volgograd mass transport has always been a target of these islamic terrorist attacks in russia we've seen several terrorist attacks on trains previously as well as on metro stations within moscow over the last decade plus i think they calculate this as it is extremely disruptive to the savard of russian society it creates a true atmosphere of terror when any average citizen can be affected who uses both of transportation which is the majority of the population although grad is a principal focus simply because it's an easy and close target to the south of the caucasus and has nine kids to be the driving force and they terror threats that. the terrorist the terrorist threats are a loosely based coalition that is all from both the islamic caliphate.
that is centered around doku umarov who has taken over several years ago of the larger chechen caucasus terrorist groups doku umarov has taken these groups in a much more strictly islamic fundamentalist action than ever has been before they have largely been displaced from chechnya you know. due to security measures there over the last decade but they still exist in the fringes in the hills of dog just on a round and have support from outside the country. they operate regularly in turkey and saudi arabia and they keep getting support which keeps them going despite their small numbers. or do you think needs to be done to prevent french attacks in the future. the. complicated question and i don't think any government in the world
that is quiets recognized how to stop. terrorism particularly terrorism inspired by a fundamentalist visions of islam this is expression more difficult in russia because it is a homegrown terrorist albeit one from a very restricted southern area of the country i think the combination of what has worked best in chechnya which is a combination of large amounts of federal aid to restart the economy restart employment cooperation with the local moderates sufi islamic. mosques and institutions along with a firm hand of security such as ram as i'm could your office has shown he actually i think this model needs to be extended. as well to august on. and this is the best chance of combating
a problem that has no easy solution. recapping the tragic developments in volgograd this monday morning a second deadly explosion has struck the city within twenty four hours the latest blast happening on a trolley bus as it passed by a market during morning rush hour at least twelve people now known to have died this is live video you're looking at of the scene there twenty five others injured including a one year old child in this incident the second deadly blast to strike this city investigators suspect a bomb was planted inside a bus and that it's likely to be connected to the suicide bombing at the main train station that happened there sunday that explosion left seventeen people dead and dozens wounded stay with us here on our team as we have more information from the city. because it would drop down to the lower orbit. of the lower shift across a few degrees. at
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days it's targeted monday rush hour commuters on a trolley bus this time we know that twelve people have died in this latest terror attack which is less than a day after a train station bombing in volgograd that killed at least sixteen people are. is in volgograd with the latest so are we any clearer. i hear anything. this is matter as a check in the connection with you can hear me. here anything. fortunately it seems that we don't have a connection with bear in volgograd but an eyewitness. to the boss a blast on monday described to us what she saw this morning. at
the moment of the explosion i was asleep. because of an enormous blast i heard. glass shattering in the first two stories of the building i looked out of the window it was still dark and i saw. there was a blast and people were running away from it screaming and within wounded a lot of people were panicking running around the streets it was exactly rush hour everybody was going to work or do schools there were lots of people and that's also a busy spots allocated next to him or could there's a lot of traffic always there lots of people were waiting for buses or trolley buses at bus stops and actually the trolley bus exploded while it was rolling and there were lots of people in the street everybody started running away from it and screaming. within a minute a police car an ambulance and fire engine. room.
were closed nobody could approach the area people evacuated police. looking for a bomb planted nearby they did see the. dead bodies lying on the ground near the trolley bus and i saw bodies being carried away by people. we've got our connection now with our ago of us standing by near the incident scene in volgograd of this latest attack that happened on monday morning tell us what's the latest you're hearing there. well we are right here where these explosions these blast took place is the second blast in less than twenty four hours here right and you can see that police is everywhere on these streets they actually if they're i mean isis is not allowed to the area where they these charlie charlie bus. parked right now apparently we talked to some of the
officers here and they told us that these trolls of us which are trying to give us was actually stopped in one of all the traffic lines when the blast happened i finally dance told these moment it's closed people twelve people it's about pointy ensure this is the last report that we could you get for now but these few years time change and any minute now we can see some people approaching the area many people are you hear they are they don't know what to do they don't know where to go. just want to get so many for a reason because off course this is the second blast the last twenty four hours here in the city yes of course the entire city must be on edge at this point as we have been reporting and as you just said the second attack that we've had in a space of twenty four hours tell us are there any new developments on yesterday's
attack that happened near the train station. yes the last reports from the investigation called me say that i partly it's been a man and the person who did these. attack it's men and this is because they follow me will feed your patches to the qur'anic. station a party before they were considering that there were two people involved in this blast in the train station the main train station here you go gripe about that theory is no longer can see there it seems they think it's only one thing then who is the author or who was the one who did this terrorist attack here. and now the terrorist attacks you know these one the second blast is still to be confirmed that it's been on its recent time they brought the security issue back
here. in south or russia specially considering that the sochi olympic games all round the corner you less than two months so how were president putting already asked to increase the security measures in the area to prevent. more terrorist attacks and more of just like these two that already happened here in this city. or at r.t. producers to go hear from our spanish sister channel thank you very much for those updates well i spoke earlier with gordon han a senior associate for the center of international strategy and he told me that trust between governments is essential to fighting the threat of global terror. very difficult to guard against long wills or even. organized. suits like plots. very difficult indeed unless the intelligence or police uncover
the nation before hand then it's up to local citizens to be vigilant like generally speaking before any country any city. is very difficult to prevent these kinds of attacks it's very possible that the attacks are more driven by the upcoming holiday sometimes is that the germination of the timing of the attacks is that simply the suicide bomber and or planners are ready to go and they don't want to wait in the event that they might be uncovered or that the suicide bomber might act out and be talking about the calculations of the handlers so it's hard to tell generally speaking these things are planned you know a couple of months in advance against they made this may have been something they want to hold off on people to do just on the eve of the olympics to scare people off from attending but circumstances force them to act earlier what do you think could be done on an international level to help combat global terror like this well
the most obvious thing is we have to have good international cooperation between all countries and we have to be. here in the united states. sometimes we actually ought to believe what the russians say about the nature of terrorism in the north caucuses. we have was defending the united states not to think that iraq is a seriously about toward the north caucuses and that's one of the things i think that led to this lone wolf style attack in boston although as you remember and i of the elders and i rather someone attempted to join up with the dog that the boss is emerson when he traveled to the region in two thousand and twelve so again glop or i shouldn't. certain terms of relations between western countries and russian countries a little bit more trust when it comes to the issue of their. reminder of the tragedy of elements from volgograd this monday morning a second deadly blast struck this city within twenty four hours the latest
happening on a trolley buses that passed by a busy market during morning rush hour at least twelve people now known to have died twenty five others injured is the second deadly blast to hit this city within twenty four hours investigators suspect a bomb was planted inside the bus and that it's likely connected to the suicide bombing at the main train station there that happened sunday seventeen people killed in that attack stay with us here on r t for all the latest updates on. the beginning. phases for. the first six months. as the people. and it is easy to. scoot. because the do so in the spirit of
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breaking news on r t another powerful explosion strikes volgograd this time on a trolley bus at least twelve people confirmed dead this less than a day since a suicide bomber killed at least sixteen people at the city's railway station. eleven am in moscow i matras there bring you today's breaking news coverage of the city of volgograd in southern russia which has been struck by a second deadly blast within twenty four hours the latest happening on a trolley bus as it approached a market during the morning rush hour at least twelve people confirmed dead in that attack up to twenty three others.