Dec. 27 - A car bomb kills three people in the southern Russian city of Pyatigorsk on Friday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A car bomb killed three people in the southern Russian city of Pyatigorsk on Friday, officials said, in a worrying development for the Kremlin as Russia prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in six weeks' time. Pyatigorsk lies 270 km (170 miles) east of Sochi, where the Games, a major prestige project for President Vladimir Putin, will open on Feb. 7. Nobody immediately was blamed or claimed responsibility for the bombing in Pyatigorsk.