Traces of explosives reportedly found at Russian train site
Traces of explosives rep
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Russian news agencies are reporting that investigators have found traces of explosives among the wreckage of a train that derailed, killing at least 26 people.
The reported discovery appears to buttress initial fears that the deadly derailment on the Moscow-St. Petersburg line Friday night was a terrorist attack caused by a bomb planted on the tracks.
The Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies cite Federal Security Service chief Alexander Borotnikov as saying Saturday that a home-made bomb equivalent to 7 kilograms of TNT had detonated, derailing the express train Friday night.
The death toll is still unclear: The Health Ministry says 26 people were killed but prosecutors say at least 30. Dozens of people have been reported injured.
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