At least one bomb exploded on a subway traveling between two stations in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday killing an estimated 10 people. At least another 50 have been wounded in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a possible act of terror, which occurred as the train was traveling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Technology Institute stations.
“I have already spoken to the head of our special services, they are working to ascertain the cause (of the blasts),” President Putin said, expressing his condolences to the victims’ families. “The causes are not clear, it’s too early. We will look at all possible causes, terrorism as well as common crime.”
Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St. Petersburg governor, confirmed the death toll and number of wounded.
The National Anti-Terrorism Committee vowed to tighten security at all of the country’s major transportation centers as Russia’s Fontanka newspaper reported that an unexploded device turned up at a different subway station as crews worked to deactivate it.
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.