The Latest: Russians say another bomb found, deactivated
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St. Petersburg governor, has told Russian television 10 people have been killed and 50 injured in a subway explosion.
Video footage posted on social media website shows a train with mangled doors standing at the platform.
Russian Senator Viktor Ozerov tells Interfax that the explosion looks like a terrorist attack.
Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee says it has found and deactivated a bomb at another St. Petersburg subway station.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he learned of the deadly explosion in St. Petersburg “with deep sorrow.”
Although the cause of the explosion has not been confirmed, Gabriel says it appeared to be “a perfidious attack against innocent people.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin says investigators were looking into whether the St. Petersburg subway explosion was a terror attack or if there might have been some other cause. He says: “Law enforcement agencies and intelligence services are doing their best to establish the cause and give a full picture of what happened.”
Putin happened to in St. Petersburg for a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.
Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee has announced that security will be tightened at all critical transport facilities following St. Petersburg blast.
In Moscow, Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov told the Interfax news agency that Moscow authorities are tightening security on the subway in the Russian capital.