10 Dead, 50 Injured After Briefcase Bomb In St. Petersburg Metro; Second Device Found & Disabled - Live Feed

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  • An explosion occurred on a St. Petersburg Metro Train -  between Sennaya Square and the Institute of Technology
  • At least 10 dead
  • At least 50 injured
  • Device was an IED with shrapnel - left in a briefcase
  • Entire Transit system shutdown
  • Putin considering possible terrorist links
  • A second explosive device has been found and disabled
  • Russian news reports say that a security camera has caught a person who could be responsible for a blast on St. Petersburg subway.

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Update 5: Explosive device was left in briefcase in metro carriage - Interfax. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

Update 4: A second device has been found -  Russian anti-terrorism committee says it has found and deactivated a bomb at another St. Petersburg subway station.

The National Anti-Terrorist Committee has confirmed that a makeshift bomb has been found at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station in St. Petersburg and disposed of.


"At the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station in St. Petersburg a makeshift explosive device was found and rendered harmless on Monday," National Antiterrorist Committee spokesman Andrey Przhezdomsky told the Rossiya-24 television news channel. "It was done promptly and professionally."


"Special services and law enforcement agencies keep taking crucial measures to identify and avert terrorist threats," the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.

Update 3: The Mail is reporting at least 50 injured including children. Bloomberg reports the device was an IED with shrapnel.

The entire transit system has been shut down as bomb squads and rescuers are responding to the emergency.

Russian president Vladimir Putin says authorities are considering all possible causes of St Petersburg metro explosion including terrorism.

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Update 2: Russian news services reporting at least 10 dead... (via TASS)

... at least ten people were killed, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

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.

The Tass news agency and Reuters said that 10 have been killed.

Interfax also said about 10 had died, with about 20 injured.

Selfie nation strikes once again...

Update 1: More details of a possible second explosion at the "Sennaya Ploschad [square]" Station note at least 10 people were injured.

Fire brigades are investigating reports of smoke at the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, a regional Emergencies Ministry official told Sputnik on Monday.


"Preliminarily, there is strong smoke. Smoke protection service experts have been dispatched. The source of the smoke is being investigated," the source said.

Seven stations closed on city subway network - "Victory Park", "Electrosila", "Moskovskiye Vorota", "Frunze", "Institute of Technology", "Sennaya Ploshchad", "Gostiny Dvor".

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As we detailed earlier, reports are coming of an explosion at the Teknologicheskiy Institut metro station in St.Petersburg, Russia that has left several injured...

The metro management said they received reports of an explosion inside the car, possibly of an improvised explosive device.

Rosbalt reports that (via Google Translate)

At the train station "Technological Institute", an explosion occurred. This was reported by eyewitnesses.


According to them, many people have suffered as a result of the incident. On the published photo shows that the car door is badly damaged. Station platform clouded by smoke.


Details are not yet known. Official comments yet failed to get.

The situation does not look good...

There are many ambulances present already...


The station has been evacuated...

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Latina Lover's picture

It was a russian plot!

Signed Senator McCain and his girfriend Lindsey Graham.

HowdyDoody's picture

Looks like a bomb on the train. A rerun of the CIA/MI6 controlled attack in London in 2005?

What did lisping psycho Morell say?

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell, who supports Hillary Clinton and insists that Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to “pay the price.” ... "I wanna go after them."


Russia has already invoked the appropriate UN process for treating terrorist attackers as a threat to national security.



Looney's picture

The two explosions are eerily similar to the 2004 Train Bombings in Madrid.

The then President, José María Aznar, was against the war in Iraq. Three days before the election, the bombings killed 192 people and injured 2,000. Three days later, the pissed off and scared Spaniards voted the hugely popular President out.

This is the CIA playbook. I hope I’m wrong.


HowdyDoody's picture

Yup, that one too. Interestingly, there was no evidence of an 'Alan's Snackbar hero' pulling this off, though I expect the CIA will release a claim purportedly from ISIS claiming responsibility. I commented downthread that one striking thing about the video was that the Russians were not rushing about in panic. If that is what 'Morrel's Marauders' want, it ain't gonna work.



how_this_stuff_works's picture

If this was an act of terrorism, I would expect a calculated response by Putin, one far different than "We condemn in the strongest language. . ." that had been typical under the Obama regime.

Koba the Dread's picture

I imagine there will be few words and much action. Talk is cheap (and in the US is virtually a free good). Right actions (unheard of in the US but quite common for President Putin) will follow. Somehow, in the back of my mind, I keep thinking that whoever did the bombings is a friend of John McCain.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Well it sure wasn't an act of kindness. I am betting it is going to be hard for anyone traveling to Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, or the rest of Europe for that matter. But this is the narrative of the week 

Lithuania Says Russia Could Launch Baltics Attack in as Little as 24 Hours That makes me wonder who is behind this story because I have seen no intention of invasion by Russia.The President Dalia Grybauskait? is an active supporter for LGBT rights and has been participating in NGOs that promote this cause in Lithuania and in Russia. She is a bull dike that hates Putin for his stance on such matters. Lithuania finds lost declaration of independence so Germany does this 4 days ago? Seems to me a trail of evidence.
Yog Soggoth's picture
The Hysterics of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait? ... this explains a lot. She is a communist pretending to be pro democratic. The EU is comunist. I hope he catches them.
Jubal Early's picture

The quality of the photographs and the aura of reality are much higher than what the western media releases after a western false flag.

Jubal Early's picture


Update:  I am certain I only pressed "Save" once.  I have been using the Opera Brower with their free VPN.  I wonder if the echo to my post might have somehow "leaked" out of the VPN or was sent in parallel from my PC outside of the VPN by some malicious software.  Is that paranoid?

Money_for_Nothing's picture

The link says Asnar was supporting Iraq war?

kananga's picture

Aznar wasn't against the war in Iraq. On the contrary, he was a staunch ally of George W Bush, and one of the few European leaders to publicly back the Iraq war and send his country's armed forces to fight alongside the American, against the will of the Spanish people.

He was voted out after the Madrid attacks, as Spaniards saw the attacks as a direct result of his involvement in the Iraq war.

Mementoil's picture

What do you do when your conspiracy theory doesn't match reality?
Invent an even more ludicrous conspiracy theory.
Perhaps something about Asnar planning to reveal the existance of aliens on Antarctica.
Because the wilder the theory, the more popular it becomes on ZH.

Koba the Dread's picture

Why do you hope you're wrong?

Buck Johnson's picture

I remember, and it's spot on.  What is the end game for this though?


francis scott falseflag's picture


The CIA declared war on Russia after they received Snowden and gave him asylum.

That was almost 4 years ago.  And they've been plaguing Putin ever since.  

Most of the early victories belong to the CIA.


In the American Civil War most of the early victories belonged to Lee and the

South.  Until Lee chased Meade into the North. And at Gettysburg the course of

the war was changed.


Now the CIA has brought its war with Russia to St Petersburg.  

Little Round Top should be next.

Stay tuned.


FireBrander's picture

Don't forget Turkey.

Supported USA in Syria.

Turned against USA in Syria; sided with Russia.

Next day...airport bombed by "ISIS"...

Later, USA attempts to take out Erdogan.

shamus001's picture

The only LOGICAL response to this attack would be to import AS MANY JIHAD----- er, MUSLIMS into Russia as each county can possibly endure. Only then, will the bombings subside.

It's the only sensable thing to do! Cmon! Everyones doin it, get on board the globalist train! (As it drives off a cliff)

quadraspleen's picture

Totally. Classic OTPOR. No need to look too far...


caconhma's picture

Yes, Putin is directly responsible for these terrorists acts. He has allowed unlimited Muslim immigration to major Russian cities. This is the consequences. 

So Prostitutin groupies, enjoy your day.

Thanks to Obama appointed fed judges, this shit is coming to America.

Ghordius's picture

I did my "trolling of the day" further down, so let's debunk some theories that you are bringing, here

Mr. Putin did no such thing. besides, he does not need to import any Muslims in Russia

they are already there. The Empress of all Russias, Catherine The Great, allowed Tatars to build their mosques, for example

the Federation of Russian Republics boasts a Muslim republic: Tatarstan, with a majority of... Muslims. oh, and 1'000 mosques

nope. Russians don't shout and cry and run in circles, afraid of the Muslim next door

caconhma's picture

Yes, Putin is directly responsible for these terrorists acts. He has allowed unlimited Muslim immigration to major Russian cities. This is the consequences. 

So Prostitutin groupies, enjoy your day.

Thanks to Obama appointed fed judges, this shit is coming to America.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

You and mental activity incompatible concepts.

Truther's picture

McCain prints allover this. Soros as well.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"McCain prints allover this. Soros as well"


Totally false. McCain is an impotent old asshole and Soros is more of the "color revolution" type. My money is on a Chechen+ISIS attack.

L Bean's picture

Did you miss the "ducks" color revolution stunt pulled the other day in Moscow? The Chechen stuff only happens in a blue moon. I mean I guess CIA/ISIS could return to that route but "my money" is on some young dumbass Navalny follower.

Ghordius's picture

yes, most likely it was Russian nationals that did it. Russia has it's criminal assholes, too

and yes, there are some Russians that will think it was the Russian government that caused a false flag terror incident

this kind of things are discussed among Russians in Russia, too

as a reminder, Russia has it's own Muslims (some very peaceful, some even recruits of ISIS in Syria), it's own terrorists (in many stripes), and it's own opposition to governernment, besides foreign hostiles

the current opposition leader in Russia is this guy, btw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Navalny

he and his are being arrested often, lately. if you think that he is in the pockets of some foreign power, please point me to the opposition leader that the Kremlin considers legitimate, and allowed to try to capture votes in the next elections. there must be someone, doesn't it?

alternatively, it could be some Turks like that policeman that shot the Russian Ambassador in Turkey. you remember that guy? first he assassinated the ambassador, then he waited to be killed, while shouting why he had killed him. do you remember his words? it was about Russian promises around a ceasefire in Syria

HowdyDoody's picture

The current opposition leader in Russia is Navalny? Only in the dreams of the western regime change artists. The whole of the so-called liberal opposition had to put the entireity of their support behind Navalny in a vote for Moscow's mayor - and even then failed to get him elected. The whole liberal opposition couldn't get one man elected in one place. That shows their (total lack of) significance. The real opposition to the current government is the Communist block.



Global Hunter's picture

Doesn't Navalny have something like 2 or 3% support?  Yea I just stopped responding to Ghordius, she is a fucking retard.

Ghordius's picture

is that an explanation for Navalny being repeteadly arrested? too little support? I would have thought that that would be a reason to ignore him and his crowd

corsair's picture

If you ignore them while they are braking the law, they are just going to brake it some more...until you can no longer ignore them. This is how it worked in all color revolutions. So, you might as well arrest them right off the bat.

Ghordius's picture

as I wrote, I'm perfectly fine with you... pointing me to the correct leader of the opposition, in Russia

because if there is none... none with even a whiff of a chance of being elected instead of Mr. Putin and his political party...

then what does this say about Russia?

and don't come with those old geezers of the Communist block. we both know they don't really count

corsair's picture

It says that vast majority of Russians like the way Putin is doing his job.

What else would it say?

Ghordius's picture

yes, it is true that a vast majority of Russians are behind Putin

no, the absence of a clear and discernible/credible opposition leader... is a different thing altogether from that

VinceFostersGhost's picture



yes, most likely it was...


Trust no one!

Latina Lover's picture

The so called current opposition leader Navalny has less than 2% electoral support. Something to do perhaps with his goal to give Crimea to Nato??


Meanwhile the liberal party has 12.2%, and the communists have 8.8% However, the necons sponsor navalny so he gets all the publicity in the western media.


TheLastTrump's picture

Chechnya has gone a little cold, somewhat related to the fact that they're all on holiday in Syria.


ISIS, I believe, threatened Russia for its effective actions killing ISIS in Syria. That's where my money goes.

Aurelian77's picture

They are now returning to Russia, tanned, refreshed and ready for action.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


the current opposition leader in Russia is this guy, btw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Navalny

Some opposition - a convicted embezzler trying to co-opt anti-corruption.for his own gains.


he and his are being arrested often, lately.

If you're referring to the small demonstrations of a week ago, I hasten to remind you that often is not equivalent to once. Navalny was arrested for violation of his terms of probation. He planned on being arrested, because that's the only way he can keep his name in the news.

The rest of "his", except for those committing criminal acts (like the near-killing of a police officer in Moscow), were not arrested. They were detained long enough to get their names and addresses and then released. Some of them may face administrative penalties, such as small fines, but not criminal charges.

if you think that he is in the pockets of some foreign power,

Hmmmm, could be...


please point me to the opposition leader that the Kremlin considers legitimate, and allowed to try to capture votes in the next elections.

It's not a matter of whether or not the Kremlin considers Navalny legitimate. It's a matter of Russian law. His 5-year sentence for his embezzlement conviction, even though currently suspended, technically prohibits him from running in the 2018 election.


there must be someone, doesn't it?

There are opposition parties which do indeed capture votes. Your credulity in believing Navalny is an opposition leader is the cause of your confusion.

Ghordius's picture

excellent answer. I learned a few things from it, and thanks

now, where did you insert the name of the credible opposition? one that could have one chance out of four of winning elections?

I'll put it differently: who is keeping Mr. Putin awake at nights, thinking he might lose his place at the helm of the Russian Federation by a peaceful, democratic election of a party that opposes him and his?

BorisTheBlade's picture

Article is about terror act and you go on about opposition in Russia.

Ghordius's picture

yes, the article is about a damn terrorist act done by damn terrorists, which are murderous criminals

now, where is it written that this won't involve, at a certain point, whatever is the opposition in Russia?

as a reminder, when something like that happens in the West, some of us here on ZH start to talk about "false flag", i.e. the government did it. is the Russian Government completely above such suspicions? if yes, please tell me why

further, terrorist attacks are often a wonderful chance to take the country under a more... martial grip. or to change laws that might make dissent more difficult

yes, in my mind terror acts and opposition are often related... in the reaction of any state to terror

no, this terror act is still fresh, and most likely nothing will be learnt... from comments, here, today

so yes, I am trolling a bit. I am yanking the chain ouf our dear "Mr. Putin's horse walks on water" crowd, here

it generates... interesting action. Shemp4Victory, for example, reminded us that some opposition politicians play the game of getting arrested for new coverage. indeed, Mr. Navalny seems to play that game

nevertheless, look at the reactions. indeed, among our ZH membership, nobody seems to know who is the opposition, in Russia. well, if there is no credible opposition...

again: my comment was a reminder that it could have been Russians, to do this horrific act. it can't be excluded yet, and many other things can't be excluded, particularly now

nevertheless, the Russian People won't go running in circles about all this. they are used to terror acts, and react calmly about them

my heart is with the victims of this horrifying act. may the perpetrators be found, tried and punished

Russia won't bow to terror, ever, regardless (no, not writing this to please anyone, as you might have noted I do not care about... pleasing)

corsair's picture

You are answering your own questions.

Yes, the Russian Government is mostly above suspicions precisely because it has no credible opposition (and thus no need for a false flag).

And yes, the Russian Government has no credible opposition precisely because Russians feel it is doing a fine job, AKA Mr. Putin's horse walks on water.

Ghordius's picture

sorry, corsair, but history says exactly the opposite. including Russian history

reflect for a moment what a "false flag" is

sometimes, it can be a government grabbing an occasion. for example when the Maine blew up in Havanna, it was most probably an accident. the US reaction to that was not an accident, it grabbed... Cuba and trashed the Spanish war fleet. as example why "watch the gov's reaction" is my motto after every such incident

but there are more funny "false flags". like when the dissidents of the King's tax and threw all that tea in the harbour of Boston, they  tried to pass as "Indians", at least initially

but Russian Tsars, for example, grabbed often anything to go to war, any kind of war, whenever there was too much discontent

the Russian-Japanese War of 1904, for example. it was supposed to be "a short, victorious war"... to make Russians feel patriotic again

all Russians see that horse walking on water? every polity has it's dissidents, protesters and discontents

but I see that the Russian government... is above most suspicions? I would not have expected such things, when I joined this club

corsair's picture

I did not say that " the Russian government... is above most suspicions".

What I said is that in this case the Russian government is mostly above suspicions because they lack a motive for a false flag.

francis scott falseflag's picture


False Flag is painting your own aircraft in the colors of the enemy

and then shooting your own citizens with them.


Anything less than that is false false flag.

Neochrome's picture

Answer that you are seeking is "anyone other than Putin" regardless of policies, and Putin's record on Making Russia Great Again is hard to top.

It is clear that what bothers you in Russian politics is not how to benefit Russians but how to benefit those who are trying to subvert Russia. Obvious troll is obvious.