An explosion hit a supermarket in St. Petersburg injuring at least four people.
No one was killed in the explosion. There were also reports that at least 10 more people were injured.
Local reports are quoting St. Petersburg’s branch of the Emergencies Ministry as saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives went off on Wednesday at a storage area meant for customers’ bags.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion at the market in the city’s northwest Kalininsky district. It has yet to be established if the explosion is the handiwork of terrorists and their sympathizers.
Experts from the Investigative Committee are now investigating the explosion.
The cause of the blast is not yet known. Russian media also reported that investigators had opened a criminal case on the grounds of attempted murder.
It was reported this month that President Donald Trump warned Russian President Vladimir Putin about a CIA intelligence tip that helped Russia thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg intended for the holidays. Putin even called Trump to thank him for the intel advice.
In April this year, a horrific suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg’s subway left 16 people dead and wounded over 50.