Message received (with thanks) from ‘Lara’ inside Russia

The explosion in a supermarket in St. Petersburg (northwestern Russia) on Wednesday, which left 13 injured according to a new record , was caused by a homemade bomb left to the order, announced the National Committee anti-terrorist relayed by AFP.

Thirteen people were injured in the blast Wednesday night, four days of New Year’s Eve, according to a new report released Thursday by the authorities of the second largest city of Russia. The initial balance sheet reported 10 wounded. ” A craft machine left in a locker of the order exploded ” in this supermarket chain Perekriostok, said the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) in a statement, stating that it was ” equivalent to 200 grams of TNT” . The NAK ” coordinates”The investigation, adds the statement, while investigators have ensured in the aftermath of the explosion does not rule out any path, without formally opening a procedure for terrorist attack.The Committee of Inquiry, body responsible for major cases, announced Wednesday the opening of an investigation for ” attempted homicide “.

The alleged perpetrator of this attack is Akbarjon Djalilov

For its part, the local news site Fontanka.ru aired CCTV footage of the supermarket Thursday, portraying them as those of the presumed executor of the blast. On these images, a man of ” non-Slavic appearance “, wearing a green hooded jacket, appears first with a beige backpack, obviously heavy, then leaves the supermarket already without his bag, explains the site . St. Petersburg was targeted by an attack that left 16 dead and dozens injured on April 3 in its subway and was claimed by a little known group linked to al-Qaeda.

The alleged perpetrator of the attack, Akbarjon Djalilov, a 22-year-old man from Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia, was also killed in the attack. In mid-December, the Russian security services announced that they had dismantled a cell of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) preparing to carry out attacks on December 16 in St. Petersburg, notably in the very touristy Notre-Dame-de-France cathedral. Kazan. President Vladimir Putin then called his US counterpart Donald Trump to ” thank ” him for intelligence sent by the CIA that helped stop these suspected terrorists. Russia has been repeatedly threatened by the IS and the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda after the start of its military intervention in Syria

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