Terror probe launched into explosion which derailed 12 Moscow-St. Petersburg train cars, injuring 60 people, some critically

debkafile: The high-speed, luxury Nevsky Express is used by corporate and other high officials for 4h.42m commutes between the capital and Russia’s second largest city. There were 215 passengers and 20 crew aboard. Witnesses report victims trapped in the wreckage at the crash site near the town of Novgorad, 500km northwest of the capital. The railway line has been closed as the Russian authorities begin their investigation. They must establish whether the luxury train was sabotaged by Chechen terrorists or some other domestic dissident group opposed to Vladimir Putin and his ruling elite.

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