The incident occurred on the eve of one of network shops of the Northern capital. Unidentified male nonwhite entered the trading room, leaving the camera storage backpack, which presumably was an explosive device. RF IC checks.
At the awarding ceremony of the military who had distinguished themselves during the RAID in Syria, Vladimir Putin said that the explosion at the store “Perekrestok” in St. Petersburg is a terrorist attack. According to the latest data, as a result of the incident in the store were injured 13 people. The head of state instructed the FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov to understand the situation, and the detention of those responsible to act within the law.
It is known that the suspect in the Commission of a terrorist act was caught on video surveillance. According to some media reports, at 18:15 on 27 December in the area of Kalinin stopped the minibus, which was moving from metro station “Chernaya Rechka”. From it came the dark man of non-Slavic appearance in a green jacket with a hood. On one shoulder he was carrying a beige backpack.
Logging in to “Crossroads”, the suspect left the bag in the Luggage, proceeded to the trading room and stood at the shelves with goods. Then the visitor left the supermarket without a backpack, crossed the area of Kalinin and lost in the crowd.
After some time in store explosive device Packed with striking elements. According to some, its capacity was two hundred grams of TNT. Six of the thirteen victims still in hospital. Their condition is estimated as average weight.
Recall that initially, the Investigative Committee brought criminal case upon attempt at murder of two and more persons. Yesterday SKR has not ensured that the explosion Petersburg as a terrorist attack. The Department stated that considering all versions of the incident.
Representatives of X5 Retail Group, which owns a chain of stores, announced that it will increase the vigilance of staff in other outlets. In particular, the staff will have to closely monitor things that customers leave in the storage chambers.
Some eye-witnesses report that panic after the explosion was not in the store.
“I was standing on the last checkout in the queue in front of me a woman was paid. Saw a flash, I understood nothing. Babahnulo — sat reflexes. Everything went black, fell down. Waited a few seconds, nothing falls. Got up, looked around. The room was filled with smoke. Shouting like someone in the comments wrote, it was not. Maybe because light concussion was. But there was no panic, people were rather quiet,” said the buyer.
Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Anna of Mitanin informs in his Twitter about the status of victims of the explosion.
As of 10:00 (28.12.2017) two more victims of the explosion at the store “Crossroads” on Kondratievsky PR., and was discharged from the Alexander hospital. In hospitals remain 6 victims.
— Anna Mityanina (@A_Mitjanina) 28 Dec 2017
On materials “RIA Novosti”, “Fontanka” and the newspaper “Paper”.