Combined Death Toll In Russia Bombs At Least 31

(Volgograd) -- At least 31 are dead after a pair of suicide bombs exploded in a southern Russian town just weeks before the country hosts the Winter Olympics. A blast tore through a trolleybus in Volgograd early this morning, with a death toll that has now risen to at least 14 people. It follows a suicide bombing at a crowded railroad station that killed at least 17 people on Sunday. Russia's federal investigation agency believes today's blast was set off by a male suicide bomber, while yesterday's bombing was triggered by a female.
The bloodshed comes just a few months after a leading Chechen rebel called on supporters to use "maximum force" to disrupt the upcoming games.