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RUSSIA – EXPLOSION IN SAINT PETERSBURG METRO – TEN KILLED

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Luxembourg Time.

14:00 One explosion and smoke at Sennaya station, injured reported.

14:30 2 blasts reported – 10 killed.

14:35 President Putin statement : “We consider all causes, including terrorism”.

14:49 At least 8 metro stations are closed to public.

15:00 Only one blast occurred (not two). Evacuation of the public is underway. The blast could come from one train car. Bomb squad arrived.

15:20 Dozens injured added to fatalities.

15:30 An “Improvised Explosive Device” (IED) is considered by the anti-terror forces.

15:50 Only one blast officially confirmed by Anti-Terrorism Committee.

16:00 At this time we talk about 9 dead and 20 injured (Anti-Terrorism Committee).

16:00 Russia General Prosecutor office statement: “The explosion was a terrorist attack”.

16:20 IED confirmed.

16:48 Another IED found intact at another metro station.

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