Two nail bombs have ripped through a train in St Petersburg Russia killing at least 10 people and injuring 50 more today
The terrifying incident, which is being investigated as a terrorist attack, took place on a train that was travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya stations and a third, unexploded bomb has been found according to reports.
The incident occurred at two separate locations including Sennaya Ploshchad train station leaving at least 50 injured including children.
Vladimir Putin is in his hometown of St Petersburg today for talks with the president of Belarus and has confirmed ‘there are dead and injured’ and offered his condolences to the families of those killed.
Investigators are looking into a possible terror attack as well as keeping an open mind to the motive of the subway blast, the Kremlin leader said.
Putin, who wanted to visit the scene of the attack but was held back by security services, said: ‘I have already spoken to the head of our special services, they are working to ascertain the cause of the blasts.
‘The causes are not clear, it’s too early. We will look at all possible causes, terrorism as well as common crime.’ source
ISIS Celebrates St. Petersburg Metro Blast That Killed 10
ISIS supporters are praising an explosion on a St. Petersburg subway train that has killed at least 10 people and injured 50 others, according to Russian media reports.
“We ask Allah to bless the operation by the lions of the Caliphate, we ask Allah to kill the Crusaders,” said an ISIS supporter from the terror group’s al-Minbar online forum. Others celebrated by saying that the Monday bombs made for “a metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross” and claimed that the attacks — which are still under investigation by Russian authorities — were revenge for Russia’s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s fight against ISIS and other rebel groups in Syria’s civil war. Russian airstrikes and shelling in Syria have killed hundreds of people and reduced entire areas to rubble. source