Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Militant ‘behind Russian train blast’

Paramedic provides help to a passenger at Moskovsky train station after train derailment in St. Petersburg, Russia
Paramedic provides help to a passenger at Moskovsky train station after train derailment in St. Petersburg, Russia

Russian authorities suspect a former Russian soldier of being behind Friday's train derailment which killed at least 25 people and injured around 100.

According to news reports yesterday, the Russian security services have marked Pavel Kosolapov, a Russian soldier turned Islamic militant, as one of the top suspects in the train derailment, which appears to have been caused by a bomb.

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