Wednesday, 27 December 2017

St Petersburg supermarket blast injures at least 10 shoppers, the city governor's office says

At least 10 people have been injured after an explosion at a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg.

One person is said to be in serious condition following the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED), the city governor's office said.

The incident, which occurred at the supermarket chain Perekryostok late on Wednesday, is being investigated as an attempted murder, officials said.

However they added that nothing had been ruled out following the incident.

Russia's investigative committee said that the blast was caused by a device containing "striking" elements with a force similar to that created by the detonation of about 200g (7oz) of TNT explosive.

It took place in an area of the shop that housed lockers for storing bags.

BBC        News.

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