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Suicide bombings kill more than 30 in Russia

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WASHINGTON - Two terrorist attacks in two days have left nearly three dozen people dead in the Russian city of Volgograd.  The explosions come just a little more than five weeks ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  And that has raised questions about the safety of the games. 

A burned out shell is all that's left after a suicide bomber struck a bus in the Russian city of Volgograd.

Dozens have died in two separate terrorist attacks in the past two days.

Sunday another suicide bomber detonated a device at the entrance to the Volgograd train station.

One woman that left the station just before the blast said, "I saw people running.  Human flesh all around.  Shattered glass and broken doors."

After the first bombing, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered tighter security at the country's airports and train stations.

Security in Russia is a major concern as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. 

Putin has promised this will be the safest Olympic games ever.

But they're already a target. In July, a Chechen rebel leader called for more terror attacks on civilians in Russia and urged his followers to use "maximum force" to stop the games.

Russian media outlets are reporting officials believe the two bombings are connected. No group has claimed responsibility for either blast.

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