RUSSIA — Several people were wounded in an explosion at a St. Petersburg supermarket. Police say the incident was a ‘deliberate attempt to kill’ and terrorism is not being ruled out.
“According to preliminary information, an explosion of an unidentified object occurred in a store,” officials said in a statement. “Four people have been hospitalized.”
“About 6:30pm there was the sound of a blast. As a result, several people have been injured,” the Saint Petersburg police said.
Investigators believe the blast was caused by a homemade bomb in a storage locker “with the power equivalent to 200g of TNT.”
The building has been evacuated. The severity of the victims’ injures was not immediately known.
The investigation is ongoing.