21November2017

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BOMB BLAST IN SAINT PETERSBURG

The World has not forgotten the attacks in London which occurred 10 days ago. Yet, now it has been shocked again  with a bloody bomb attacks that killed at least 10 people in Saint Petersburg subway station, Russia. A series of attacks apparently occurred not too far apart in various countries. Who was the real culprit and why they did it?

What happened in Saint Petersburg was not the first  hitting major cities in Europe. The attack occurred on Monday (3 April) evening local time. Russian news agencies reported the incident in the city center. While the photographs spread through social media portraying carriages at Sennaya station with doors fallen apart and survivors scattered around. 20 people were reported injured in the incident. On Tuesday, the number of death toll raised   to 14 people, after three more people died of injuries. This was confirmed by Russian Minister of Health, Veronika Skvortsova. Russian President Vladimir Putin who happened to be in St. Petersburg, said the cause of the blast, including the possibility of a terror attack, is still under investigation by the Russian authorities. Since Saturday, Putin has been in St. Petersburg to attend the Russian People Front media forum.

While the first investigation was being carried out, an unexploded bomb was found in another subway station in the same city. Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee in a statement confirmed the discovery in the Vosstaniya Station. Authorities in Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with Russian intelligence named a man of Kyrgyzstan descendant  as a suspect in the bombing. However, no one has claimed responsibility for the incident. The incident in St Petersburg was quite shocking. The brutal actions seemed to be moving from one place to another. One thing is certain, anyway,  most of the victims were always the same, that of innocent people. Condemning  this action is not enough, countries of the world should jointly act more in tackling this kind of attack.

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