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RUSSIA TERROR: Shrapnel bomb explodes at St Petersburg metro

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:13 pm

RUSSIA TERROR: Shrapnel bomb explodes at St Petersburg metro – 10 dead, 47injured

AN EXPLOSION in between two St Petersburg metro stations has killed 10 people and injured 47 more in what investigators believe was a terror attack.
By ALIX CULBERTSON & JOEY MILLAR

Those killed by the blast in between Sennaya Ploschad station and Tekhnologichesky Institute station include children, local media reported.

The country's health minster confirmed 10 people have died and 47 have been injured by the blast right in the centre of St Petersburg.

There was initial confusion over how many devices had exploded, with two being cited, however emergency services then confirmed it was one blast in between the two stations.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin said in a statement: “The causes are not clear, so it is premature to speak of this. The investigation will reveal.

“However, obviously we are always considering all options - technical and criminal, first of all, manifestations of a terrorist nature.”

The Russian prosecutor's office have since confirmed they are treating the incident as a terror attack.

A second unexploded device is believed to have been found at the Ploshad Vosstaniya metro station. Authorities have confirmed it has since been deactivated.

Injured people were pictured lying bleeding on a platform as passengers and emergency services rushed to help them amid a flurry of smoke at 2.30pm local time (12.30pm GMT).

Passengers were immediately evacuated from the stations, the metro company said.

The door of a train was seen blown to smithereens. Distuburbing photos showed trails of blood leading from the destroyed carriage.

The explosive device was left in the carriage in a briefcase, according to Russia news agency Interfax. They added the orgnaiser of the attack had been captured on CCTV.

The explosive device is believed to have been rigged with shrapnel and 200grams of TNT.

Russian health minister Veronika Skvortsova said: “"The number of victims stands at 47 at this point. Seven were killed at the site, one died while being transported to a hospital, and 39 were hospitalised. Two of the hospitalised later died from blast injuries.”

Mr Putin said: "I want to express words of the most sincere regret, sympathy to relatives of those killed and injured. I have already talked to the heads of special services, with the FSB director. Law enforcement agencies and special services are working, they will do everything in order to reveal the causes of what happened."

Senator Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the Russian upper house of parliament's Defence Committee, said the timing of the explosion may be linked to President Vladimir Putin's visit to St Petersburg.

He said: "The choice of the place and the timing of these blasts is not accidental, the president of Russia is in [Saint Petersburg], the media forum is taking place there, there are many journalists."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/787 ... -explosion
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Re: RUSSIA TERROR: Shrapnel bomb explodes at St Petersburg m

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:29 pm

An interesting anslysis can be found here
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/04/15/experts-say-the-kremlin-may-have-been-behind-the-st-petersburg-terrorist-acts/


A number of Russians of my acquaintance said the same thing on the day....
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Postby Get Real! » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:48 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:An interesting anslysis can be found here
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/04/15/experts-say-the-kremlin-may-have-been-behind-the-st-petersburg-terrorist-acts/


A number of Russians of my acquaintance said the same thing on the day....

Yeah, you've been trying to push the evil idea for a while now but nobody here is buying it. :lol:
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Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Get Real! wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:An interesting anslysis can be found here
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/04/15/experts-say-the-kremlin-may-have-been-behind-the-st-petersburg-terrorist-acts/


A number of Russians of my acquaintance said the same thing on the day....

Yeah, you've been trying to push the evil idea for a while now but nobody here is buying it. :lol:
mm

The anybody's here (and are we not all nobodys in the greater scheme of things) can hold what ever view they like. Does not change the facts, whatever they may be.

If as some think the US government was behind 9/11 then it is equally possible the Russian Government was bhind this outrage. Then agin may be not.m

The fact remains that even wiithout this article, from the day of the bombing, several Russians of my acquaintace were suggesting that this was State sponsored, for reasons similar to but as not as detailed as set out in this article.
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