This is how the devout participate in the Olympics. Jihadists have been threatening the Olympics with religious violence.
Scores injured, 33 people were hospitalized, with eight in serious condition and one in "extremely serious condition," Oleg Solagai, a spokesman for the Russian health ministry, told the Russian news agency Rossiya24. There were children among the dead.
A severed head found at the site of the bombing is suspected to be that of the woman who carried out the attack, making it "possible to identify her," a Volgograd law enforcement source told the Russian news agency Interfax. Investigators have reason to believe the woman came from Russia's Dagestan region, the source told the agency.
Have the media blamed the islamophobes yet?
"Russian Train Station Bombing Leaves 18 Dead," Israel News (thanks to Mark)
Al-jazaeera reports a female suicide bomber set off a blast in a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killing at least 18 people, news reports and officials said.
Regional interior ministry spokeswoman Svetlana Smolyaninova told the ITAR-TASS news agency on Sunday that the blast occurred inside the train station Sunday at around 12:45 pm.
Al-Jazeera adds that a National Anti-Terror Committee official told the RIA Novosti news agency that the blast was set off by a female suicide bomber.
An Investigative Committee spokesman told Interfax that at least 13 people were killed.
ITAR-TASS said the blast occurred near the metal detectors stationed at the entrance to the city's main train station, notes Al-Jazeera.
UPDATE: Azamat Suleymanov, an officer at the Interior Ministry of Dagestan, said they are fairly certain of the identity of the bomber.
"For legal reasons we cannot yet say that we are 100 percent sure, but we are almost confident that it was Oksana Aslanova, a Dagestani citizen," he said. "We have her on file. She was a widow whose husband died in a special operation conducted by our forces. She was then married a few times more, always to terrorists."
A suicide bomber has killed 14 people and injured 50 at a train station in Volgograd, Russia
CCTV footage facing the station shows the moment the bomb went off inside the train station