Suicide Bomber Strikes Russian Bus, Killing 5 10/21/13
MOSCOW - Russian investigators say a female suicide bomber has struck a passenger bus in the southern city of Volgograd, killing five people and injuring at least 20 others.
The state ITAR-Tass news agency cited Valery Safonov, an official with Russia's main investigative agency, saying the suspected bomber was the partner of a militant. He did not say where that militant was from.
The spokesman for the Investigative Committee confirmed that the explosion was an act of terrorism.
Monday's explosion was the first on a bus in Russia since a 2008 bombing carried out by a female suicide bomber in the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency is simmering.