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At least 15 people killed in bomb blast in Volgograd, criminal case opened for terrorism

December 29, 2013, 14:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW
All hospitals and medical staff are mobilised while the hospitals are ready to receive the injured
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MOSCOW, December 29, 14:07 /ITAR-TASS/. According to the preliminary reports, at least 15 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in the Russian Volga River city of Volgograd and a criminal case was opened for terrorism, spokesman of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

“The Southern Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case under Article 205 of the Russian Criminal Code for terrorism and Article 222 for illegal trafficking of explosive devices and explosives over the explosion of an unidentified explosive device at the railway station in the city of Volgograd, where at least 15 people were killed in the suicide bomb attack, according to preliminary reports,” Markin said.

Emergency response centre on rendering assistance to injured in the blast at the railway station has been set up in Russia's southern city of Volgograd, the regional governor's press secretary, Yekaterina Golod, told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

"All hospitals and medical staff are mobilised while the hospitals are ready to receive the injured," Gold said. "The top priority task now is to render assistance to the people injured /in the blast/."

Governor Sergei Bozhenov is at the site of the emergency, she said. 

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