Monday, April 3, 2017

Breaking from Russia: St Petersburg Metro Blast

Breaking news
Perhaps as many as 10 dead. Possibly up to 50 injured.
Several updates already- scroll down


A suspected IED explosion inside a car of the St. Petersburg Metro system has resulted in casualties among passengers. The entire transit system has been shut down as bomb squads and rescuers are responding to the emergency.
The explosion happened as the train was travelling between the stations Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad of the St. Petersburg Metro, the National Antiterrorism Committee confirmed, adding that there was an unspecified number of fatalities from the blast.
Preliminary reports indicate that some 10 people may have been killed and 20 injured in the blast, news agencies said citing sources close to the investigation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged a thorough investigation.
The causes of this event have not been determined yet, so it’s too early to talk about [possible causes]. The investigation will show. Certainly, we will consider all variants, common, criminal, first of all, of a terrorist nature,” he said.
All of the metro stations have been closed for passengers.
Some of the images show several bodies lying next to the damaged car, with blood apparently spilt on a bench.

Link for updates from RT


Putin was either present or going to be in St Petersburg today:

Vladimir Putin is visiting St Petersburg, as deadly explosions are reported to have injured scores of people.
The Russian president was due to meet with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, in the city when the explosions happened. It isn't clear whether Mr Putin was already in the city at the time of the blasts.

Lukashenko expressed condolences

ST. PETERSBURG, 3 April (BelTA) - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has expressed condolences to Russia President Vladimir Putin over the victims of an explosion in the St. Petersburg metro system, BelTA informs.
“It is awful that it happened in these moments. In such moments you always hope to avoid a worse outcome. Unfortunately, we faced such problems in Minsk,” the Belarusian head of state said.

Interesting at this time very little to nearly no coverage out of US or Canada

9:26 est - Twin Blasts?

Two Russia metro blasts kill at least 10: source

MOSCOW // At least ten people have been killed in explosions that hit the St Petersburg metro system on Monday, according to a source in the Russian city’s emergency services.
There were blasts in two train carriages at two metro stations, St Petersburg emergency services said.
News agency Interfax cited a source as saying at least one of the blasts involved a device filled with shrapnel. The agency also said that 20 people had been injured.
So same train, explosives in two carriages?

Update 9:37 am est

Not two blasts?

At least 10 people were killed in an explosion in St Peterburg’s metro system on Monday, Russian authorities said.
The blast happened in a train in between two stations, a source in Russia’s emergency services said. Russian media reported earlier that there were two blasts.

Just 1 blast, confirmed according to RT's latest - which seems about right from the earliest reports and the available footage

  • 14:22 GMT
    A self-made explosive device has been defused at another St. Petersburg Metro station – Ploshchad Vosstaniya, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.


  1. Needless to say, the world needs to rein in the jews/judaism.

  2. Hey GC and RickB

    it's suspcious and see the newest post- was it a Tatar?
    That throws a bunch of fuel on the fire, no?

  3. I think a second device was discovered before it could be detonated. Apparently that will be a forensic treasure trove.

    Condolences to the victims' families and loved ones; may the guilty be exposed and brought to justice *cough*zionists*cough*

  4. St Petersburg bomb suspect identified as 22-year-old born in Kyrgyzstan

    1. Uighurs. Or "Erdogan's" grey Wolves?

      Formed in the late 1960s as the youth wing of the extreme-right-wing Nationalist Movement Party, whose proclaimed goal is to unite all Turkic peoples in one state, the Grey Wolves were initially led by Colonel Alparslan Turkes, an open admirer of the ideas of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. The group became one of the main nationalist terrorist organizations during the era of political violence which plagued Turkey from 1976 until 1980, effectively becoming a death squad engaged in the killings of trade unionists, journalists, activists from the Kurdish movement, communists and various 'objectionable' officials.

      Pan Kurd

    2. 21MAr IFX: Paratroopers destroy mock enemy saboteurs in Crimea

      Just in case