One dead in blast at security service building in north Russia

2018-10-31 22:40
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A 17-year-old student has blown himself up in the lobby of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the northen city of Arkhangelsk, injuring three employees.

The unnamed teenager detonated a homemade explosive device at about 09:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Wednesday and died on the spot, the country's Investigative Committee said in a statement.

She said checks would also be carried out to establish whether he was a member of any banned group.

Regional governor Igor Orlov said that the authorities were working to establish the type of explosive used.

"Things are very serious," he said. "We are taking measures to increase security of all public and state buildings in Arkhangelsk region."

Seven minutes before the blast, a post in an anarchist forum on Telegram, a messaging service, warned that the FSB building would be the target of a "terror attack".

The writer of the post, who signed as Valeryan Panov, said he would claim responsibility for it.

Read more on:    russia  |  security
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.