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Attackers set fire to Muslim prayer house in Russia's blast-rocked Volgograd

  • A damaged bus is examined by experts in Volgograd, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The blast was caused by "an unspecified explosive device," the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. A total of 40 people were on the city bus at the time of the explosion, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. At least five died and some people were injured. (AP Photo/ Sergei Ivanishin)

    A damaged bus is examined by experts in Volgograd, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The blast was caused by "an unspecified explosive device," the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. A total of 40 people were on the city bus at the time of the explosion, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. At least five died and some people were injured. (AP Photo/ Sergei Ivanishin)  (The Associated Press)

  • A suicide bombing victim is transported from an ambulance to an Emergency Ministry plane, to be taken to a Moscow intensive care hospital, in Volgograd, Russia early Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. A female suicide bomber blew herself up on a city bus in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and injuring about 30, officials said. The attack in Volgograd added to security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. (AP Photo)

    A suicide bombing victim is transported from an ambulance to an Emergency Ministry plane, to be taken to a Moscow intensive care hospital, in Volgograd, Russia early Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. A female suicide bomber blew herself up on a city bus in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and injuring about 30, officials said. The attack in Volgograd added to security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Russian police says attackers set fire to a Muslim prayer house in a southern Russian city earlier rocked by a suicide bombing.

Volgograd police said Tuesday someone threw Molotov cocktails at the building late Monday night, but the custodian managed to put it out. Houses with rooms set aside for Muslim prayer are common in southern Russia.

A female suicide bomber blew herself up on a city bus on Monday, killing six people and injuring about 30. She is believed to be the wife of an Islamic militant.

The suspected bomber was from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two separatist wars in Chechnya.