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Makeshift bomb deactivated at metro station in St. Petersburg

April 03, 17:38 UTC+3
"Special services and law enforcement agencies keep taking crucial measures to identify and avert terrorist threats," the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said
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MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. 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.

Earlier, a yet-to-be specified explosive device went off at about 14:40 on a St. Petersburg metro train between the Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad stations. Nine were killed and 20 others injured, the NAC said.

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