IED Explodes At Moscow Bus Stop, Injuries Reported

When ISIS Sinai down a Russian passenger jet over in Egypt early last month it became abundantly clear that Russian civilians are now squarely in Islamic State's crosshairs following Moscow's intervention in Syria and aggressive aerial campaign to wipe out anti-Assad elements operating in the country. 

Subsequent ISIS videos contained a series of threats promising attacks on Russian targets and late last week, footage surfaced of a Russian hostage being beheaded by an Islamic State operative. 


In what may (or may not) prove to be the first attack on Russian soil by "the terrorists" (as Sergei Lavrov refers to ISIS), moments ago Russian media reported an explosion at a bus stop in Moscow. The cause: an IED.

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According to RIA Novosti, the bomb was "thrown" at a group of civilians. “Two women were taken to hospital with shrapnel wounds while the third victim suffered minor cuts and was given medical assistance on the spot,” TASS says.

Here are the first visuals from the scene:

More as we get it.