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good to have you with us a half hour past half hour into the hour here in moscow we've got today's breaking news coverage of a second blast in volgograd investigators there saying they've named a suspect in sunday's bombing that happened in the city's main train station a chink in who was allegedly a member of a dagestan based militant group identified there volgograd hit by two explosions in the space of less than twenty four hours latest blast ripping through a trolley bus during the monday morning rush hour in one visitors now suspect was
also a suicide attack both bombings claiming up to thirty two lives artie's margaret howell has been covering the events throughout the day for us here on r t so what's the latest. well not as you mentioned thirty two lives taken in these two blasts within a span of twenty four hours now what we have found out concerning this trolling bust blast is that there is there wasn't fact a suicide bomber present on the bus law enforcement officials are in the process of identifying this man originally we thought that it would have been remotely detonated but now we've since learned that a suicide bomber did in fact aboard that bus and detonate this bomb now i'm standing here in the marketplace the scene just behind me the trolley bus was ripped apart by this blast sometime around eight thirty this morning fifteen dad twenty eight so far reported injured one of them being
a one year old baby. and i was going to. give him a lift to a woman who was my coworker. as i was turning i heard an explosion i was. standing in. the driver what was happening there was no panic but i did hear a bit of screaming i drove around to save some children to help someone but i was told that. it was the driver his name was. the hospital because someone told me that the conductor who was selling tickets on the. sixth. explosion i was at my house is located some fifty meters away from the. the. spring.
explosion we. many dead bodies remains. of clothes smell of things putting in and of c n t. immediately a lot of ambulances police vehicles came in sort of investigative activities and they were also prevented it was that of the governor. people who were trying to help a lot of people who were taken away in ambulances i don't know which of them were dead or alive. well as you heard that eyewitness account here is a story regarding this morning and what he saw the dead bodies littering and roughly fifteen dad as of now from this last and of margaret we know a little bit more on a understand about yesterday's blast that happened at the train station give us some of those details please. that is correct matt so what we have since learned
that suicide bomber is male it does need to be pointed out that both explosives used in both events are identical both males i promise if you recall originally law enforcement officials believed that it was a female bomber but they were able to identify a male finger in the pin of a grenade and have concluded that that bomber was male thirty two in total and we've been covering this on the ground take a listen to this report from last night. busy train station it 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. 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 scaring me only outside was i able to get a breath of air and sought to understand what was happening to. my son father and niece were inside the train station when the blast went off their own in intensive care and now they're badly injured they were trained 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 the celt 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 at the southern russian city has been the target of extremist october suicide blast on a passenger bus which killed six and entered over thirty others it's still raw in the memories the people here governments around the world are beginning to realize that finding international terror threats can only read on global elite as both organized cells and lone terrorist continue to slip through law enforcements nets we're talking about asia how does the movement which is linked to al qaida that is operated 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 it is not so different from attacks that has happened around the world. be it 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 points as a period of mourning in volgograd margaret how will r.c. . earlier my colleague spoke with a security expert from moscow state university mark slow to talk about 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 fabric of russian society creates a true atmosphere of care or when any average citizen can be affected who uses public 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 is going to be the driving force of the terra threats that. the
terrorist the terrorist threats are a loosely based coalition that is often well 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 itself 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 in 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 quite 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 i think
this model needs to be extended. as well to august on and. and this is the best chance of combating a problem that has no easy solution in reaction to the tragic events of the last two days from senior international officials the president of the european council herman van rompuy said i condemn in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack in volgograd this morning and i said heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and my solidarity of the government and people of russia meanwhile nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen said there can be no justification for such barbarous attacks nato and russia stand together in the fight against terrorism including by working together on technology to prevent attacks on public transport systems journalist and broadcaster neil clark says the international community has got to switch from words to action when it comes to the threat of global terror. western approach to terrorism has been very consistent because we're
told on the one hand the west implacably opposed to radical islamic terrorism and that it's the biggest it's a school and humanity etc and yet on the other hand we have the west lining up we buy the guns i mean terrorists in syria. you know back on the same side as al qaeda is trying to trap or eight cents you know government now the west has got to i think change its relationship with saudi arabia which is a major sponsor of a lot of these radical islamic groups around western to rely on its foreign policy the trouble is if you look at syria for example the west is actually on the same side as the terrorists because it's because of its relationships with large between sweetly saudi arabia and israel who both want that regime in syria to be removed so i think we need a shift in the western capitals i think we need to get to work closer with russia because when they reach closer cooperation we saw that the boston bombings didn't we when we had the russian warnings about the south sarina brothers who were ignored by the americans because then again there was this tendency so it's russian warnings taken with a pinch of salt and so unless the west does work cooperate more seriously with
russia as equal partners in this battle against the radical terrorist groups you know that's the problem that meant that the major shift that's got to happen just to recap again for you the city of volgograd in southern russia hit by two suicide bombings in the space of just twenty four hours latest happening on a trolley a bus as it approached a market during the morning rush up to fifteen people are confirmed dead up to twenty eight others wounded including a one year old child three people said to be critically wounded investigators say the attack carried out by a male suicide bomber in the event probably connected with sunday's train bombing that killed at least sixteen people and wounded forty five others investigators have named a suspect in sunday's attack pulp a chunk in who was allegedly a member of a dagestan based militant group more updates from volgograd shortly stay with us.
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minutes until the top of the hour now good to have you with us here on our t. the city of volgograd in southern russia struck by two suicide bombings in the space of twenty four hours latest happening on a trolley bus as it approached a market during the morning rush hour up to fifteen people confirmed dead up to twenty eight others wounded including a one year old child three people said to be critically injured investigators say the attack was carried out by a male suicide bomber and probably connected to sunday's train station bombing in which i'd least sixteen people were killed and forty five others wounded investigators have named a suspect in sunday's attack but shanklin who allegedly was a member of a dagestan based militant group r.t. has been speaking with more witnesses to the attacks in volgograd hear their
accounts. their own eight thirty five am i walks house of the apartments and got into their that's where i had the explosion it sounded like a pop not like a blast a pop up possibly a crazy one it was so scary there was a lot of screaming a lot of soldiers running around a plume of smoke coming from the trolley bus i saw six injured people lying on the ground as for the bus itself it was filled the severed limbs arthur a tire from russia's institute of strategic research says that all three attacks that happened in volgograd in the last few months are connected. this is the syria explosion in a short time starting from a tuber and they are definitely related even though no leaders of terrorists have assumed that responsibility so far we know preliminary information about the people who pulled off e.-s.
today's terrorist attack but definitely those two sit decks are interrelated and they are aimed at destabilizing not only north caucasus but also joining it territories areas that are close to the zone of instability is the purpose is to destabilize the whole of southern russia especially in the run up of the winter olympics in sochi which will be the major event in the world of sports the sponsors this serious attack pursue the goal of showing to their own sponsors their own investors in turn to shoot to them that terrorism does bear fruit that it does be a profit and that it does have a potential in southern russia we are starting urine in qatar he from the institute for international counter for the institute for counter-terrorism what can be done to avert such tragedies in the future. what such attacks are not always not always
easy to prevent it and as you know it takes place in other parts of the world just the mention of the fact that the last several months ago in boston in america again by people of regional it came from just the up for this it up to be all such a cop has to be prevented must be a very good intelligence and they did it just to be with the hands of the company or they services that they have to have of course called relation between countries because sometimes and it's not just being the month placed at the expense of the different part of the won't completely suggested the timing of the attacks is a link to the upcoming winter olympic games in sochi both cities are in the same region but as you can see on the map the distance between them is about six hundred fifty kilometers let's go live now to sochi where our correspondent buying might say is standing by so tabby how is the news of this latest terror attack in volgograd being taken in sochi.
well the news have been received with a shocker however there seems to be a calmness around of the city today security has already been beefed up now in terms of security for the olympics organizers have had a plan for as long as they got that olympic of to host the olympics in the city now early on during the week i actually visited one of the transport hubs here in sochi the adler station where it'll see fifteen thousand people per hour during the olympics coming through the doors of those us station now when you go inside the station you go through a check in as well as a security check and out once you're inside the station before you even board your train you need to go through the same thing so security has definitely been on the minds of organizers and early on we spoke to a former member of the alpha and anti terror specialists unit and this is what he had to say. all 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 saatchi 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. in terms of the security plan we know that the construction workers who were brought in into sought to work on of the olympic city will be sent back home come the end of december also they'll be a limitation of vehicles under the roads only people with axes passes will be allowed to be on the roads in terms of police services twenty three thousand will be deployed here from the police offices ten thousand will be from. the military troops and twenty three thousand more will be brought in from the ministry of
emergency the olympic committee has already stated that they trust that russia will provide a safe a limp a could come of the seventh of february and it seems as toseland now our calmness is in the eight as we await for those lympics met. for us in sochi thank you very much for that update or bringing more updates from volgograd in a few minutes stay with us. on their way to antarctica the crew of the i can to make sure that if face many challenges. here you have to look out for yourself crashing onto rocks trapped in pack ice in extreme conditions anything can happen antarctica always comes up with surprises you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong the ship carries huge reserves of water food fuel as well as helicopters and
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annual jewelry news. can easily see with our. breaking news on r t investigators say the explosive devices in both blasts in volgograd were identical and both were suicide bombings the two terror attacks happening within twenty four hours of each other killing up to thirty two people. two pm in moscow i matras there are covering today's breaking news here on our teeth a second terror attack in the city of volgograd president putin has ordered security to be tightened across russia this after the southern city of volgograd was struck by two explosions in the space of less than twenty four hours the latest blast tearing through a trolley bus.