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Bomb Blast rocked Russian City, Volgograd ahead of Olympic Games

Dec 31, 2013 13:41 IST

A bomb blast took place at the busy railway station of Volgograd on 29 December 2013. 18 people were reported dead and more than 50 were critically injured in the attack. City was rocked by an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber.  

A suicide bomber blew herself up in a train station in the Russian city of Volgograd. Russian government had launched an inquiry into a suspected act of terror.

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Volgograd is located 400 miles northeast of Sochi, a Black Sea resort in the North Caucasus Mountains. Sochi is scheduled to hold Winter Olympics in February 2014.

Volgograd:
The city of Volgograd was known as Stalingrad in the Soviet era. The city of Stalingrad is famous for the Battle of Stalingrad which took place in 1942-43 and was a turning point of the World War –II.

The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most ferocious and decisive battle fought in the World War-II.

The Battle led to destruction of German 6th Army and led to the decline of Axis Forces in the Eastern Front.

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