4 injured in blast at Moscow bus stop

2015-12-08 14:01
Russian police investigators inspect a damaged bus stop in a blast on Pokrovka street in centre Moscow. (AFP)

Russian police investigators inspect a damaged bus stop in a blast on Pokrovka street in centre Moscow. (AFP)

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Moscow - Four people were lightly injured when a homemade explosive detonated at a bus stop in central Moscow, police said on Tuesday.

The device went off Monday night on Pokrovka Street, a trendy area in central Moscow dotted with bars and restaurants.

"A hooliganism inquiry has been opened," Moscow police spokesperson Maxim Kolosvetov told AFP.

Preliminary information suggests the makeshift explosive was thrown either from a car or a nearby residential building and hurt "several" people, another Moscow police spokesperson, Andrey Galiakberov, told AFP.

Smashed glass could be seen at the bus stop and several police cars, fire engines and an ambulance were at the scene, an AFP correspondent reported from the scene Monday night.

"I was at the bus stop and suddenly we heard a loud explosion. It was terrifying," a 28-year-old woman identified as Ksenia told LifeNews.

"I first thought there were people shooting and I ran away from the bus stop," she said.

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