Russia suspects terrorism in a bomb that derailed a train on the busy Moscow-to-St. Petersburg line yesterday, reports Reuters. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized and more treated at the scene, about 170 km from St. Petersburg. The bomb was planted on a bridge; the locomotive and most carriages derailed after crossing.
The bomb, a homemade device, may be linked to Chechen insurgencies in the southwest of the country, according to Russian authorities. Bombings in 2003 and 2005 were also attributed to the separatist movement, though they occurred closer to Chechnya, far from this incident.