Russia Detains Dozens After Terrorist Attacks

With the death toll officially at 34 following two devastating suicide bombings in Volgograd, Russian police are cracking down hard on the area, attempting to soothe international fears about security at the fast-approaching Olympic Games. Five thousand Russian police and troops were deployed to the area as part of what is being called Operation Anti-Terror Whirlwind, which sounds a bit like it was named by a fifth grader. At least 87 people were detained after they failed to produce identification or resisted questioning, despite having no evidence linking them to the actual attacks. “I think we will be able to solve these crimes, particularly because we have some clues,” Federal Security Service director Aleksandr V. Bortnikov said, according to the New York Times

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