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Russia: 'Unidentified explosive device' hit St. Petersburg metro, Investigative Committee confirms00:45

Russia: 'Unidentified explosive device' hit St. Petersburg metro, Investigative Committee confirms

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 3, 2017 at 14:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

The spokesperson of Russia's Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko confirmed that an "unidentified explosive device" struck a metro train in central St. Petersburg, on Monday, speaking in a briefing in Moscow.

Petrenko confirmed that a criminal investigation had been opened.

At least 9 people were reportedly killed when an explosion occurred on a St. Petersburg metro train, affecting the neighbouring stations of the Institute of Technology and Sennaya, at around 14:40 local time (11:40 GMT).

St. Petersburg Metro department have closed all subway stations in the wake of the incident.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in St. Petersburg on Monday, to attend a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the Union State Supreme Council.

Russia: 'Unidentified explosive device' hit St. Petersburg metro, Investigative Committee confirms00:45
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The spokesperson of Russia's Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko confirmed that an "unidentified explosive device" struck a metro train in central St. Petersburg, on Monday, speaking in a briefing in Moscow.

Petrenko confirmed that a criminal investigation had been opened.

At least 9 people were reportedly killed when an explosion occurred on a St. Petersburg metro train, affecting the neighbouring stations of the Institute of Technology and Sennaya, at around 14:40 local time (11:40 GMT).

St. Petersburg Metro department have closed all subway stations in the wake of the incident.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in St. Petersburg on Monday, to attend a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the Union State Supreme Council.

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