Blast rips through supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg, 10 hurt

Emergency Ministry members and policemen are seen outside a supermarket after an explosion in St Petersburg
Emergency Ministry members and policemen are seen outside a supermarket after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

December 28, 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A blast ripped through a supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 10 shoppers, investigators said.

The explosion was caused by a homemade bomb packed with pieces of metal with a force equivalent to 200 grammes of TNT, they said. They have opened a criminal case on the grounds of attempted murder.

Nobody was killed in the explosion, and it was not immediately clear what the motive for it was.

Russian media reports said the bomb had been hidden in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain.

“All possible versions of what has happened are being worked on,” Alexander Klaus, the head of St Petersburg’s investigative committee, told Reuters.

“As of now, it has been established that 10 people were taken to the city’s hospitals with injuries. At the moment, the lives of those injured are not under threat.”

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Alison Williams)

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  • Michael G. Wilson

    Seems like they have a bunch of liberals that can’t call it for what it was just as the media and our leo’s can’t call it for what it is here ether! It’s Muslims and that pieces of peace religion called Islam! At least the Japanese and Chinese have the right answer to to the Islamic problem, just don’t let them in under any circumstances!

  • Mike

    Motive-To just Kill “other” people
    Suspect- Islamic or IS sympathizer.
    But…I could be wrong…maybe.

    • Bokonon9

      No brother, you are 100% correct.

  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    Not exactly immune, are they?

  • Javanne

    Hey, Russia! Making nice to the mullahs isn’t doing you much good, is it?

  • All American

    🙏🏻Prayers for the people of St. Petersburg Russia…

  • TruthBTold

    Even though the injured did not suffer life threatening injuries, they may have suffered life altering injuries. My prayers are with them.

    • All American

      Yes

    • Bokonon9

      So true, and so under-reported. Thanks, TruthBTold for pointing it out.

  • No Mas

    More Obama pieceful MUSLIM SCUM!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Adams

    Guess the CIA missed that plot.

    • All American

      They won one and apparently lost one

    • OceanaJones

      Could have been behind it, you never know

      • Robert Adams

        did you miss the thanks to the CIA from Putin for tips that thwarted an earlier St. Petersburg plot?