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Putin offers condolences to families of Volgograd terrorist act victims

December 29, 2013, 18:39 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 29, 18:19 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the families of people killed in a bomb attack in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

The president also wished the soonest recovery to those who were wounded in this act of terror.

Apart from that, the president has commissioned Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets to go to Volgograd to coordinate first aid measures.

The president also urged the country’s interior and security services to expose the organizers of this terrorist act. “Putin ordered ministers and top-ranking officials of the interior and police bodies to take all necessary measures to investigate into this act of terror, to expose those who were behind it and bring them to justice,” Peskov said.

A female suicide bomber set off an explosive device at Volgograd’s central railway station at 12:45 Moscow time on Sunday. According to the Russian Investigations Committee, the blast killed 14 people. As many as 42 people were wounded.

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