by ADAM ESCOBEDO
On April 3, 2017 in Russia, a bomb exploded on the St. Petersburg metro. Fourteen people have been reported dead and fifteen people were injured according to CNN. The explosion happened at 2:30 pm between Sennaya Ploschad and Tekhnologichesky Institute. The conductor continued to the next station to allow passengers to evacuate and get the wounded off. A spokesman for the National Anti-Terrorism Committee told CNN, “So far, we say it was an unidentified explosive device as investigators and the Federal Security Service’s bomb specialist are to establish the exact cause of this explosion”. There was a second device found at Plosched Vossaniya Station. It was hidden in a fire extinguisher. Authorities were able to disarm the bomb, the committee reported that the second bomb was bigger than the first one.
Authorities closed all St Petersburg metro stations. Moscow metro’s have beefed up their security. Putin left roses at a memorial for the victims. Putin was in St. Petersburg, speaking at a media event. Putin released a statement at the beginning of a meeting with Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, “The reasons for the explosion are unknown, so it’s too early to talk about it. The investigation will show what happened. Naturally, we always consider all options — both domestic and criminal, primarily incidents of a terrorist nature”.