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Russia's transport system a target for terrorism

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Russia's transport system a target for terrorism

<p>Russia faces yet another investigation into an atrocity on its public transport system. </p> <p>In 2010 the Moscow metro was attacked </p> <p>Two female suicide bombers from the restive Dagestan region detonated devices on separate trains during morning rush hour at least 40 people died with 100 injured.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">5 years ago… Terrorist attack in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Moscow?src=hash">#Moscow</a> metro 29.03.2010 <a href="http://t.co/yctCgbnug0">pic.twitter.com/yctCgbnug0</a></p>— Nikita Parshukov (@SNParshukov) <a href="https://twitter.com/SNParshukov/status/582089138893115392">March 29, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>In January 2011 the international arrival hall of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was targeted by a single, male suicide bomber allegedly from the North Caucasus.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I liked a <a href="https://twitter.com/YouTube"><code>YouTube</a> video <a href="https://t.co/bWeashOyXj">https://t.co/bWeashOyXj</a> terrorist attack - Domodedovo Airport</p>&mdash; FTX Investments (</code>FTXinvest) <a href="https://twitter.com/FTXinvest/status/712688889798987777">March 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The explosion killed 37 people and wounded 173 others.</p> <p>Russian authorities concluded that the violence was aimed “first and foremost” at foreign nationals. </p> <p>In 2013 the public transport system of Volgograd was the scene of carnage on two consecutive days.</p> <p>On December 29 a suicide bombing took place at the Volgograd-1 station killing 18 and wounding at least 44. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">RUSSIA</span> <span class="caps">TRAIN</span> <span class="caps">STATION</span> <span class="caps">BOMBING</span> <span class="caps">PKG</span>- <a href="https://twitter.com/alisoncbs"><code>alisoncbs</a> with the latest on the suicide bombing in Volgograd. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NPExpress?src=hash">#NPExpress</a> SUND136 <a href="http://t.co/6Z3cs5u0hZ">pic.twitter.com/6Z3cs5u0hZ</a></p>&mdash; CBS Newspath (</code>cbsnewspath) <a href="https://twitter.com/cbsnewspath/status/417427208274452480">December 29, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Confusion over the perpetrator or perpetrators abounded.</p> <p>One day later second suicide bomber blew up a trolley bus in the same city killing sixteen people and injuring 41.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RT <a href="https://twitter.com/RT_com"><code>RT_com</a>: VOLGOGRAD: 17 killed in yesterday station blast, 15 in today&#39;s trolley bombing <a href="http://t.co/bW5qPUUpSE">http://t.co/bW5qPUUpSE</a> <a href="http://t.co/ETh1Lf1LHX">pic.twitter.com/ETh1Lf1LHX</a></p>&mdash; Camilla Fuhr (</code>CamillaFuhr) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamillaFuhr/status/417536352146960384">December 30, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Russian authorities claim the attack was carried out by the Kadarskaya group based in Dagestan.</p> <p>Federal Security Forces killed four suspects in a raid.</p> <p>Authorities remain vigilant in February last year police arrested seven individuals in Yekaterinburg in the Urals accused of plotting attacks and possession of explosives.</p>