Putin says St Petersburg blast was terrorist act

St Petersburg bomb

The Investigative Committee qualified the incident in St. Petersburg as an Assault to Murder of two or more people committed in a generally risky manner (Article 30, part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

After at least 10 people were injured when an explosive device detonated in St Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the blast was a terrorist act.

The Egyptian foreign ministry's statement renewed Egypt's call for the need to unite worldwide efforts to fight terrorism and its funding resources.

Ten people were injured in the attack.

The committee said the explosion went off after "a criminal placed an unidentified explosive device in a storage locker".

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No one has claimed responsibility for the supermarket bomb. In a sign of the severity of the situation, the case was overseen by Russia's National Anti-Terror Committee even though authorities initially opened a probe into attempted murder.

Initial reports said that two bombs had gone off, but it became clear that there was a single blast - possibly in the third carriage of the train.

The Federal Security Service said seven suspects linked to the Islamic State group were arrested in connection to the alleged plot.

Putin ordered law enforcement officers to "act decisively" in order to detain those responsible for the crime, and citizens remain on high alert in the country's second largest city.

Putin spoke Thursday at a military awards ceremony at the Kremlin but did not offer any details.

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