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The threat of terrorism is still huge: Putin

The threat of terrorism is still huge despite the global combat against the menace, President Vladmir Putin has said in the backdrop of the recent bombing of a train in Russia in which 26 people were killed.

world Updated: Dec 03, 2009 20:48 IST

The threat of terrorism is still huge despite the global combat against the menace, President Vladmir Putin has said in the backdrop of the recent bombing of a train in Russia in which 26 people were killed.

In his live phone-in encounter with the nation responding to a question about the recent terror attack on the Neva Express train en-route to St Petersburg from Moscow in which Putin said: "My colleagues and I have always said the threat of terrorism is still huge.

Combat against terrorism is underway in the whole world and many nations are facing its expressions. Our nation is also one of the victims of international terror.

Russian authorities have blamed 'Islamic terrorists' for last Friday's terror attack leading to derailment of three bogies of Neva Express. Twenty-six people were killed in the incident.

Another bomb operated by a mobile phone went off the next day when the probe officials were inspecting the site.

"We have done a lot to break the backbone of the terrorism, but its threat still remains," Putin stated.

He noted that the country has a huge infrastructure and it was very difficult to rule out terror attacks against facilities and urged the society to be conscious of the threat and be vigilant.