According to reports, 10 people have been killed and at least 50 people have been injured after two separate explosions occurred in the Russian city of St Petersberg.
The ‘Moscow Times‘ is reporting that the Emergency Situations Ministry has confirmed that explosions took place at roughly 2:30pm local time at Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologicheskiy Institut station.
The ‘Daily Mail‘ is describing the explosive devices as “nail bombs” and a Rossiya-24 anchorwoman has been quoted describing devices “rigged with destructive elements“.
According to ‘The Independent‘, Russia’s Anti-Terrorist Committee has stated that the explosion at the two train stations was the result of an improvised explosive device on a train travelling between the two stations.
President Vladimir Putin, who is in St Petersberg for talks with the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said it is too early to comment: “It’s too early to speak about the reasons. The investigation will show. We’re considering all options. Both non-criminal and criminal, of a terrorist character.“
More on this story as it develops.