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Toll in Russian train attack up to 27, no one missing

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Toll in Russian train attack up to 27, no one missing - Sputnik International
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The body of the last person missing after the terrorist attack on the Nevsky Express from Moscow to St. Petersburg was found on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 27 people, a Russian emergencies spokesman said.

The body of the last person missing after the terrorist attack on the Nevsky Express from Moscow to St. Petersburg was found on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 27 people, a Russian emergencies spokesman said.

"As of now, the Emergency Situations Ministry has information that no one is missing, which brings the death toll to 27 people," the spokesman said, adding that the body had already been identified.

Over 90 passengers were injured when the train derailed on Friday after a bomb equivalent to 7 kg (15 lbs) of TNT was detonated on the railroad tracks. A second, weaker bomb exploded on Saturday at the site of the attack, but no injuries or casualties were reported.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said on Tuesday that the second blast targeted a team of investigators.

Forensic examination established that the second explosive device had a remote detonator and was activated using a cell phone.

Law enforcers have already compiled an identikit image of one suspect in the terrorist attack based on descriptions from eyewitnesses in nearby villages, who said the man was attempting to rent a house in the village "for his relatives."

Police in the neighboring Novgorod Region said they were looking for a 30-year-old man and a woman wearing a light-colored jacket, driving a Lada car.

It is still unclear whether former Russian soldier Pavel Kosolapov and militant leader Doku Umarov, wanted over a 2007 attack on the same train line, are related to the November 27 bombing.

MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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