The official blog of the RWR upper North Island Division.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
RUSSIA - BOMB IN ST PETERSBURG SUBWAY KILLING 14
A blast that ripped through a train as it traveled between two central subway stations in Russia's second-largest city on Monday killed at least 11 people and injured at least 30. Authorities launched a terrorism investigation that centered on a single bomber who left an explosive device at one central station before boarding a train and detoning a second device.
UPDATE 5 April - 14 dead, 60 injured. The bomber was a 22-year-old from the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, an ethnic Uzbek and naturalized Russian citizen. He was a member of the Uzbek minority from the city of Osh, which has been the scene of bloody ethnic conflicts and the growth of Islamist militant movements since the Soviet Union began disintegrating three decades ago.