Thousands of police, troops tighten security in Russian city hit by 2 suicide bombings

  • by: GARY PEACH , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 3:50 PM

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Eerily empty buses lumbered through the streets, police weighed down with body armor warily watched pedestrians near a fast-food restaurant, and members of Cossack units stood guard at bus stops. Volgograd was an ominous and jittery city Tuesday after two suicide bombings in two days killed 34 people.

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