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Six Victims Buried As Mourning Period Ends In Volgograd

Pallbearers carried the coffin during funeral honors on January 2 for a police officer killed by the suicide bomb blast in the city main railway station in Volgograd.
Six more victims were buried in central Volgograd on January 3, the last of the five days of mourning for the twin suicide bombings that killed 34 people and injured dozens earlier in the past week in the southern Russian city.

Many New Year's celebrations were canceled or postponed during the mourning period for the December 29 attack at a train station and the December 30 explosion on a trolleybus.

Five of the 65 people still hospitalized in the bombings are in serious condition.

An antiterrorist operation is under way in Volgograd, with thousands of police and Interior Ministry troops taking part.

At least 150 people have been detained, most of them Central Asian or North Caucasian migrants.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings.

The explosions occurred just five weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics in the resort town of Sochi, 700 kilometers away.

Based on reporting by dpa and Interfax