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Russian authorities 'identify Volgograd bombers'

Russian authorities claim to have identified the suicide bombers responsible for two attacks that killed 34 people in the city of Volgograd last month.

Thirty-four people died after the twin blasts last month. Credit: Reuters

The national anti-terrorism committee claimed the bombers were members of a militant group in the violence-hit region Dagestan and revealed they had also arrested two other accomplices linked to the attack.

Security has heavily increased in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics which start next week after fears were raised that militants could target the games.