Russian media say security camera may yield clue to blast that kills 10

2017-04-03 17:35
Emergency personnel carry a blast victim to an ambulance after the explosion in the St Petersburg subway system. (Alexander Tarasenkov, Interpress via AP)

Emergency personnel carry a blast victim to an ambulance after the explosion in the St Petersburg subway system. (Alexander Tarasenkov, Interpress via AP)

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St Petersburg -  Russian news reports say a security camera has caught a person who could be responsible for the blast on St Petersburg subway. Reports said that 10 people had died and at least 50 injured.

The Interfax news agency is citing an unidentified source who says the suspect in Monday's blast might have left the explosive device in a bag. It didn't explain why the man was believed to be the culprit.

A spokesperson for Russia's top anti-terror agency Andrei Przhezdomsky said earlier law enforcement agents had found and defused another explosive device on the St Petersburg's subway system.

Terror attack

Przhezdomsky said the improvised explosive had been found at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. He made the statement about two hours after the blast on the subway train.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said investigators were looking into whether the explosion was a terror attack or if there might have been some other cause.

He said: "Law enforcement agencies and intelligence services are doing their best to establish the cause and give a full picture of what happened".

Putin happened to in St Petersburg for a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.

The Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee earlier announced that security would be tightened at all critical transport facilities following the blast.


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