A female suicide bomber blew up a passenger bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd Monday, killing six people and injuring at least 30 others, officials familiar with the situation said.
“Video recorder at the time of the explosion,” a rough Google translation of the video’s title reads.
Approximately 40 people were on board the bus when the bomb detonated, blowing out all the windows, a spokeswoman for the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
At least eight people are in serious condition, authorities said.
The attack is the first on a bus in Russia since a female suicide bomber attacked in the North Caucasus region in 2008, an area that has long been a hotbed of Islamic insurgency.
Authorities believe the suspected bomber is from Dagestan, “one of the predominantly Muslim republics in the North Caucasus,” the Associated Press notes, citing Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency.
The Investigative Committee in a statement identified the suspected bomber as 30-year-old Naida Akhiyalova.
As of this writing, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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