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Russia: Volgograd blast equal to at least 500 grams of TNT00:48

Russia: Volgograd blast equal to at least 500 grams of TNT

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 22, 2013 at 18:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Volgograd blast equal to at least 500 grams of TNT

Spokesman for the Investigative Committee of Russia, Vladimir Markin, spoke about the official investigation into the suicide attack which left at least six dead and over 30 injured in a blast aboard a bus in the southern city of Volgograd on Monday.

Speaking from Moscow on Tuesday, he said: "According to the preliminary data, the explosive force of the blast was equal to roughly 500 to 600 grams of TNT. The explosive unit that was actuated by Asiyalova was stuffed with metallic objects. The investigation assumes that after buying a ticket to Moscow, Asiyalova took an inter-city bus passing through Volgograd. By the way, the investigation has found out that her left hand was plastered and she was supporting it with her second hand. Almost on the exit from Volgograd Asiyalova left the bus and returned to the centre of Volgograd. The investigation is now finding out whether it was a planned move or Asiyalova changed her plan on her way, seeking a more crowded place."

The incident has been declared an act of terrorism by the National Anti-terrorism Committee.

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Russia: Volgograd blast equal to at least 500 grams of TNT

Spokesman for the Investigative Committee of Russia, Vladimir Markin, spoke about the official investigation into the suicide attack which left at least six dead and over 30 injured in a blast aboard a bus in the southern city of Volgograd on Monday.

Speaking from Moscow on Tuesday, he said: "According to the preliminary data, the explosive force of the blast was equal to roughly 500 to 600 grams of TNT. The explosive unit that was actuated by Asiyalova was stuffed with metallic objects. The investigation assumes that after buying a ticket to Moscow, Asiyalova took an inter-city bus passing through Volgograd. By the way, the investigation has found out that her left hand was plastered and she was supporting it with her second hand. Almost on the exit from Volgograd Asiyalova left the bus and returned to the centre of Volgograd. The investigation is now finding out whether it was a planned move or Asiyalova changed her plan on her way, seeking a more crowded place."

The incident has been declared an act of terrorism by the National Anti-terrorism Committee.