St Petersburg metro attack
The horrifying pictures show bodies, blood, wreckage and debris strewn across the carriage of the train, which was hit by the blast while travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations.
Police in Russia now believe a suicide bomber, who has close links to radical Islamists was behind the attack.
He was named locally as Maksim Arishev, 22, from Kazakhstan and a CCTV image has been released of the suspect.
The image shows a man in a red Parka jacket, wearing glasses and a green beanie hat and carrying a rucksack on his back.
Despite initially issuing search warrants for two suspected terrorists, authorities believe the suspected suicide bomber was behind the attack and also have intelligence to suggest he planted a second explosive device – disguised as a fire extinguisher – which was found and defused at a nearby station.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but previous attacks on Russia have been blamed on ISIS and Chechens.
Dozens have been injured, including at least three children, as it was reported the man left a briefcase on a train before moving carriages moments before the deadly blast.
Bloodied passengers were left strewn across the platform in the Russian city as emergency services scrambled to save those wounded by the bomb and the resulting shards of glass and twisted metal.
St Petersburg resident Leonid Chaika, who said he was at the station where the blast happened, said: ‘I saw a lot of smoke, a crowd making its way to the escalators, people with blood and other people’s insides on their clothes, bloody faces. Many were crying.’
A woman who was near the explosion said: ‘People were lying down, all black, scary, with a horrible smell of burned flesh.’
carnage indeed..nail bombs..
“Nobody has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but previous attacks on Russia have been blamed on ISIS and Chechens.”
black flag wavers possibly..lets see how the government reacts..