Russian report: Suicide bomber blew himself up and killed 11

The terror attack in St. Petersburg in which 11 people were murdered and 45 were wounded was carried out by a suicide bomber, a 23-year-old from a Central Asian country. Flowers and candles were placed in the area. 3 days of mourning were announced.

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Hours after the terror attack yesterday in St. Petersburg, the Interfax News Agency reported that the perpetrator was from a Central Asian country. While the investigation continues, the residents gathered around the metro stop where the terror attack took place, laying flowers and lighting candles in memory of the victims. “We thought that this will not happen here,” they stated.

According to Russian security services, a suicide bomber was responsible for the terror attack yesterday. They reported that a 23-year-old terrorist blew himself up and implemented the terror attack. He carried an explosive device in a backpack. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the terror attack that killed 11 people and wounded 45 others. 

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US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expressed his condolences following the terror attack. The White House stated that the US offers its full support to Russia following the terror attack and will help in bringing the perpetrators to justice. Putin thanked the US for its support and the two agreed to continue fighting terrorism together.

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