03:26 GMT02 August 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Blast in St.Petersburg Metro (94)

    A law enforcement source told Sputnik that a terrorist suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg subway on Monday had links to radical Islamist groups operating in Russia.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) — A terrorist suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg subway on Monday had links to radical Islamist groups operating in Russia, a law enforcement source told Sputnik.

    "The terrorist suspect had close ties with radical Islamist groups operating in Russia. These groups have already been under investigation by Russian security bodies," the source said.

    The source declined to provide the names and details on origin of these groups.

    A bomb explosion took place in the St. Petersburg metro on the stretch between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations at around 3 p.m. local time (noon GMT).

    Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) earlier said at least 11 people were killed and 45 others were wounded in the blast.

    Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation into a suspected terrorist attack.

    Blast in St.Petersburg Metro (94)


    Diffused Bomb in St. Petersburg Metro Contained Charge of 1 Kg of TNT
    Death Toll in St. Petersburg Metro Attack Rises to 11, 45 Injured
    Putin Lays Flowers Near St. Petersburg Metro Station Where Deadly Blast Occurred
    Saint Petersburg, Russia, terrorism
    Community standardsDiscussion