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Two Terrorist Bombings in Russia Fuel Security Concerns for Winter Olympics

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Russian officials think today's deadly bombing of a bus during rush hour may be linked to a train station attack yesterday.

ABC's Tahman Bradley reports.

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Another deadly explosion in Russia, raising fears about the Winter Olympics.
This time it was a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd.
At least 14 people were killed, more than a dozen wounded.
Russian officials say it was likely a bomb.

The incident comes just one day after the train station in Volgograd was hit by a suicide bombing.
The blast was caught by a surveillance camera outside the station.
At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured. The bomb went off just
after noon -- on a peak travel day in Russia.

"There were bodies everywhere," this woman said. "Inside the train station,
everything is destroyed."

Officials say there is no doubt it was an act of terrorism.
Russian is on edge.
The country is set to host the Winter Olympic Games in just six weeks.

Christopher Swift,  Georgetown Univ, Adjunct Prof. of National Security
 Studies and Virginia School of Law, Fellow, Ctr for Nat'l Security Law:
"   I think the Russian Government has something to fear and that is the
potential loss of face, the potential embarrassment to them if this terrorist syndicate is able to pull off one or more major terrorist events."

Sochi, where the games will be held, is the heart of the North
Caucasus - a region plagued by terrorist attacks by Islamist insurgents.
Last summer, an Islamist leader, who claimed credit for past bombings,
called for attacks on what he called the "Satanic Winter Games."

Tahman Bradley, ABC News:
The Kremlin says it's taking measures to prevent another attack. And Russian
 President Putin has promised the safest Olympics in history.
Tahman Bradley, ABC News, Washington.




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