Monday, April 3, 2017

At Least 10 Perish in 2 Russian Subway Blasts; Explosions in St. Petersburg Seen as Terrorism

Two explosions in Russia today (April 3, 2017) struck subway stations in St. Petersburg -- Russia's second largest city -- killing at least 10 and injuring many others, according to the UPI website.

All subway stations in St. Petersburg have been closed as a result of the explosions.

The Russian news agency, RIA Novosti, reported there are 50 people either dead or injured. It also reported that the explosive devices were small, homemade, and fitted with shrapnel, indicating this was a terrorist attack.

Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who is in St. Petersburg -- said all causes for the explosions were being considered, including international and domestic terrorism.

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