Ten Reportedly Injured Following Explosion In St Petersburg

Supermarket in St Petersburg rocked by large explosion

Anna Mityanina, vice governor of Saint Petersburg, which is Russia's second city, said on Twitter that of the 13 wounded eight remained in hospital care. The supermarket has reportedly been evacuated.

Shrapnel embedded in the IED (improvised explosive device) used in the attack - a common terror technique - was meant to injure and/or kill as many victims as possible.

The device, containing 200 grams of explosives went off at a storage area for customers' bags, Russia's Investigative Committee said. "At the moment, the lives of those injured are not under threat".

An investigator works inside the supermarket after an explosion, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

WATCH Blast rips through supermarket in Russia’s St. Petersburg leaving at least 10 injured
WATCH Blast rips through supermarket in Russia’s St. Petersburg leaving at least 10 injured

Alexander Klaus, head of the Investigative Committee of Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, confirmed the individuals had sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were admitted to hospitals. No person or group has claimed responsibility for the attack. "Emergency personnel are already on the scene".

Police said the blast occurred in a supermarket northeast of the city centre, with sources telling Russian agencies that the exploding object was traced to a storage locker. "The evacuation has been completed, and there was no fire", a local Emergencies Ministry official told news agency TASS.

It was reported that only a wall and a cash register inside the supermarket were damaged in the blast.

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