Volgograd bus bomb was equivalent to 2-3 kilograms of TNT - source

The explosive device that was detonated on a bus in Russia's southern city of Volgograd on October 21 contained the equivalent of 2-3 kilograms of TNT and was filled with damage agents, a source in law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Tuesday.

The explosive device that was detonated on a bus in Russia's southern city of Volgograd on October 21 contained the equivalent of 2-3 kilograms of TNT and was filled with damage agents, a source in law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Tuesday.

"The bomb that went off on the bus contained the equivalent of between two and three kilograms of TNT. The explosive device was also filled with metal pieces and bolts to cause greater damage," he said.

Parts of the improvised bomb and an RGD grenade that apparently failed to detonate were found at the scene, the source said. The grenade was defused by sappers.

The Monday explosion claimed the lives of six people and left another 36 injured, of whom four are still in critical condition.

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