ISIS has claimed responsibility for the explosion in a shop in St. Petersburg
Banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG) has taken responsibility for the explosion at the store “Perekrestok” in St. Petersburg. About it reports Reuters.
Also it is reported by the organization SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors news of the Islamists. The terrorists claim that the explosion made, “the security detachment of the soldiers of the Caliphate”, quotes the message of the Islamists SITE.
The explosion occurred on the evening of December 27, in a supermarket “Crossroads” on Kondratyevsky Avenue. At explosion nobody was lost, the next day it was known about 14 victims, but on December 29 the city authorities reported that a hospital for medical assistance four. Thus, only when the attack injured 18 people.
An improvised explosive device Packed with striking elements, worked in the Luggage store, located a few meters from the ticket office. According to “Fontanka”, half an hour before explosion the unknown man left at one of the pockets on the backpack. SVU had a capacity of 200 g in a trotyl equivalent.
St. Petersburg Department of the TFR in the day of the incident opened a criminal case under article “attempt at murder of two and more persons”, adding that covers all versions of the incident. The next day, President Vladimir Putin said bluntly that the explosion in St. Petersburg was a terrorist attack. Later, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not consider the defect of special services that the incident was not deemed a terrorist attack.