Supermarket blast injures 10 in Russia

MNA International Desk: A homemade bomb blast at a supermarket in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg injured 10 people Wednesday, reported news agency.

“According to preliminary information, an explosion of an unidentified object occurred in a store,” Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said in a statement.

The blast was caused by a “homemade explosive device with the power equivalent to 200 grammes of TNT filled with lethal fragments,” she said.

“The investigation is looking at all possible causes of what happened,” she said, adding that a probe for attempted murder had been launched.

“Ten people have been hospitalised, their lives are not in danger,” said the head of Saint Petersburg investigative unit Alexander Klaus, Interfax news agency reported.

Police said the blast occurred in a supermarket northeast of the city centre, with sources telling Russian agencies that the explosive device had been placed in a storage locker.


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