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MOSCOW, November 8 (Itar-Tass) — The explosion in a nightclub in northern Moscow was staged by a drunken visitor who hurled a grenade after the club’s guards did not allow him in, the city’s law enforcement bodies told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
An unknown man hurled a grenade at the club at 2, Sofia Kovalevskaya Street at about 02:00 a.m. As a result, three people were seriously injured and hospitalised. Another injured person got medical aid at the scene.
“According to preliminary information, a drunken man who was not allowed into the club by its guards tossed the grenade. The unknown perpetrator disappeared from the scene, and police are currently searching for him,” the source said.
The press service of the Moscow police confirmed to Itar-Tass the fact of the incident. “Three people have been injured in an explosion of an unknown device, presumably a homemade bomb,” the press service said. “The investigative team of operatives is working at the scene to find out the circumstances of the incident.”