Bombings in Volgograd Raise Terrorism Concerns at Olympics

Russian city is located about 400 miles northeast of Sochi, host to the 2014 Olympic Games.
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-- company or where this ABC news digital special report less than 24 hours after seventeen people were killed by a suicide bomber in -- -- central train station. -- -- in southern Russia has been hit again fourteen now dead after an explosion aboard a trolley bus. And all of this just less than forty days until the 2014 winter games begin in nearby Sochi. The latest now -- -- -- ABC's Karen Travers in Washington Karen. Good afternoon -- the International Olympic Committee president issued a statement just moments ago he called these attacks despicable. And said he's confident that all security measures will be taken into account to protect the athletes and participants in February's gains but. Dan these attacks are sparking major concerns. Chaos and carnage in the Russian city of -- move brought today a suicide attack on a -- trolley bus during the morning commute killed at least fourteen people. More than two dozen injured in -- -- -- the F. Priscilla. -- -- that lives. Gripped by a blast and people who were -- -- -- -- screening two days to bombing. And attacked yesterday at the -- train station killed and dozens more were injured. Train station is one of the busiest in Russia it was packed holiday travelers. So -- moved. But there were bodies everywhere this morning said -- inside the train station and present his destroy them. This suicide attacks are raising fears all over the world. February's Winter Olympics will take place about 400 miles away in Sochi. The city in the heart of the north caucuses region wracked by terrorist attacks by Islamist insurgents. President Vladimir Putin has promised the -- this Olympics in history. But there are now significant security concerns five months ago the leader Islamist nationalist group vowed to disrupt -- -- -- if the games aren't attacked there will be attempts to attack either the transit routes into these games. Or particular venues on the outline any outlying areas -- events will be spread out across multiple venues indoor and outdoor. There will be a massive security presence but there will be -- challenges. Lot of soft targets lot of opportunities. Russian officials say they're stepping up security all across the country as they try to reassure anxious people there and all over the world. Karen Travers ABC news Washington.

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