maandag 3 april 2017

10 Dead, 50 Injured After Briefcase Bomb In St. Petersburg Metro; Second Device Found And Disabled

Update 2: Explosive device was left in briefcase in metro carriage - Interfax. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.
Update 1: A second device has been found - Russian anti-terrorism committee says it has found and deactivated a bomb at another St. Petersburg subway station. The National Anti-Terrorist Committee has confirmed that a makeshift bomb has been found at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station in St. Petersburg and disposed of. "At the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station in St. Petersburg a makeshift explosive device was found and rendered harmless on Monday," National Antiterrorist Committee spokesman Andrey Przhezdomsky told the Rossiya-24 television news channel. "It was done promptly and professionally." "Special services and law enforcement agencies keep taking crucial measures to identify and avert terrorist threats," the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.
*) SUMMARY:
- An explosion occurred on a St. Petersburg Metro Train
- between Sennaya Square and the Institute of Technology
- At least 10 dead
- At least 50 injured
- Device was an IED with shrapnel
- Entire Transit system shutdown - Putin considering possible terrorist links...

Russian news services reporting at least 10 dead (via TASS).The Mail is reporting at least 50 injured including children. Bloomberg reports the device was an IED with shrapnel. The entire transit system has been shut down as bomb squads and rescuers are responding to the emergency. Russian president Vladimir Putin says authorities are considering all possible causes of St Petersburg metro explosion including terrorism....