Deadly blast hits Saint Petersburg metro - Updated

At least 14 people were killed and 50 others wounded after a 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov of Russian-Kyrgyz nationality detonated his explosives at approximately 14:40 local time on 3 April in St. Petersburg metro. The blast occurred between Technology Institute and Sennaya Square metro stations. Another explosive was reportedly found at Ploshad Vosstaniya metro station. All metro stations were closed.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin met that day in the city, however, the meeting was not interrupted even after the attack was reported. The attack comes after recent mass demonstrations and waves of arrests in both countries. Russia has been dealing with terrorism from the Caucasus for a long time.

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