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3 killed by explosion at railway station in southern Russia

In this photo taken on a cell phone, made available by Volgograd Mayor's Office, debris lies outside an entrance to Volgograd railway station, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. More then a dozen people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (AP Photo/Nikita Baryshev,Volgograd Mayor's Office Handout)
December 29, 2013 - 1:31 AM

MOSCOW - Russia's Interior Ministry says at least three people have been killed and six others were wounded by an explosion at a railway station in southern Russia.

An official at the ministry's branch in the Volgograd region said the explosion was at the railway station in the city of Volgograd. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to speak to the media. She said several people were wounded.

The ITAR-Tass news agency said at least six people were wounded.

Russia's southern regions have been destabilized by attacks linked to Islamic rebels who have spread across the region after two separatist wars in Chechnya.

In October, a female suicide bomber blew herself up on a city bus in Volgograd, killing six people and injuring about 30.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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