MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. The explosive device that went off in a cafe in central St. Petersburg was stuffed with striking elements, the blast targeted war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky, a spokesman for the law enforcement agencies told TASS on Sunday.
"The makeshift explosive device that went off in a St. Petersburg cafe was stuffed with striking elements. The target was war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky," the spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, the explosive device of about a soap bar size was hidden in a figurine that was presented to Tatarsky.
A blast occurred in Streetfood-bar No1 on Universitetskaya Embankment in central St. Petersburg on Sunday evening. One person - war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky - died, sixteen more were wounded. According to preliminary data, the explosive device with an yield of more than 200 grams of TNT went off near the stage where Tatarsky was holding an event.