April 4th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Blast derails train in Russia

An explosion that derailed a train in Russia's North Caucasus was being investigated as an act of terrorism, Russian media reported.

No one was injured Sunday morning when the explosion pushed the locomotive and eight carriages of the freight train off the tracks, the state-run RIA Novosti reported.

The agency cited a top security officer claiming that the bomb was the latest in a string of rebel attacks in Russia.

Sunday's bombing happened near the Inchkhe station just outside the city of Makhachkala.

It follows the March 29 attacks in Moscow, where two female suicide bombers killed at least 39 people and wounded more than 60 others.

There were more explosions last week in the region, killing 12 people and wounding 29, RIA Novosti said.

Chechen rebel leader Dokku Umarov claimed that he personally gave orders to attack the Moscow subway in a video released last week.

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  1. Matt Hhurst

    My prayers go out to all my Russian friends and their families. I pray God keeps you safe and your authorities find the criminals responsible for these attacks on Mother Russia.

    Your American Comrade – Matthew

    April 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dauntless19

    Its Russians like thm that make all Russians look bad, when most of them are good people.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |