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Officials Say Russian Bombing Mastermind May Have Been Killed

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February 05, 2014 AT 12:36 PM
Russian security forces said on Wednesday they had killed a militant who may have masterminded suicide bombings that killed 34 people in the southern city of Volgograd in December and raised fears for the security of the Sochi Olympics. A spokesman for regional investigators said Dzamaltin Mirzayev was killed in a shootout with by law enforcement officers who surrounded a home in the North Caucasus province of Dagestan. Authorities believe Mirzayev may have sent two men from Dagestan to carry out the bombings at a train station and on a trolleybus in Volgograd on December 29 and 30.