At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee.
“According to preliminary reports, this was a terrorist act. Fifteen people have lost their lives, 37 were injured, 30 of them more critically than others. An Emergencies plane is waiting to be dispatched from Moscow,” Volgograd Region governor Sergey Bozhenov told ITAR-TASS.
However, the Health Ministry confirms that 27 people have been taken to hospital. According to the Investigative Committee, a child of 9 was among the injured.
The incident is being treated as an act of terrorism, the committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
The blast took place at 12.45 local time inside the building of the railway. It is “thought to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber,” according to the anti-terrorism committee’s statement.
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