Terrorist attacks in the Russian subway
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The Metro of St. Petersburg on Monday, April 3, the explosion took place. According to Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, killing 10 people, in the lists of the wounded - still 47. The explosion occurred about an unknown device 14:40 MSK on a train on the stretch between metro stations "Institute of Technology" and "Sennaya" in St. Petersburg. Initially reported two explosions. According to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, a second homemade bomb was found and defused at the station "Square uprising". It was packed with striking elements.
Investigative Committee opened a criminal case and is considering different versions of what happened. One of the most likely - a terrorist attack. Chronicles of explosions in the subway and its consequences - on.
in 1996, "Tula" and "Nagatinskaja", Moscow
The first in the history of modern Russia the terrorist attack in the subway occurred June 11, 1996 on the stretch between the stations "Tula" and "Nagatinskaja". The carriage under the passenger seat worked bezobolochnoe explosive power of 500 grams of TNT. Four people were killed, another 12 were injured. After a year and a half have been detained two suspects, whose names were not disclosed.
1996, "Lenin Square" - "Vyborg", St. Petersburg
On the night of December 19, 1996 on a train en route from the metro station "Lenin Square" to the station "Vyborg" in St. Petersburg, detonated an explosive device capacity of about 200 grams of TNT. As a result of concussion was a passenger, she was hospitalized. By the nature of damage and the power of the explosion was similar to that which occurred in the summer of the same year in the Moscow metro.
1998, "Tretyakov", Moscow
At the station "Tretyakov" January 1, 1998 an improvised explosive device. The bomb was a low-power. The attack three people were hospitalized with injuries of varying severity. Official information about solving the crime there.
2000, "Pushkin", Moscow
The explosion occurred in the subway station August 8, 2000 "Pushkinskaya". Killed 13 people, another 118 were injured. The investigation, an improvised explosive weighing about 800 grams of TNT device which contained hexogen.
2001, "Belarus", Moscow
The explosion took place February 5, 2001 at the metro station "Belorusskaya-Ring". The device capacity 0, 5 kg of TNT was laid on the platform under the massive marble bench. Fragments of nine people were injured.
2004, "Avtozavodskaya" - "Paveletskaya", Moscow
An explosion in a train en route to the center, there was a February 6, 2004 between the stations "Avtozavodskaya" and "Paveletskaya". The bomb, packed with metal objects, power of about 4 kg of TNT was powered by a suicide bomber, 41 people were killed, 250 were injured.
2004, "Riga", Moscow
In the metro "Riga" station August 31, 2004 a bomb exploded capacity of 2 kg of TNT. According to investigators, the attack had to be made in the underground, but at the door of the station "Riga" on duty policemen and a female suicide bomber did not dare to approach them. Killed 10 people, including the suicide bomber and one of the leaders of the so-called "Karachai jamaat" Nikolai Kipkeev, who participated in the preparation and implementation of the attack. Another 46 people were injured.
Cause of the explosion at the "Riga", on the stretch "Avtozavodskaya" - "Paveletskaya" and Voronezh were later merged into one, the three accomplices of terrorists were convicted for life.
2010, "Lubyanka", "Park Kultury", Moscow
In the capital's subway March 29, 2010 triggered two bombs: the first - on the "Lubyanka" station, the second exploded half an hour later at the "Park of Culture". As a result of two attacks killed 39 people, more than 70 were hospitalized. Explosive devices have resulted in the execution of suicide bombers. In July 2010, six female suicide bombers and two men were arrested who were preparing new attacks. Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service August 21, 2010 held a special operation in Dagestan, in which was eliminated the direct organizer of terrorist attacks in the subway - Magomedali Vagabov.
After the explosions, Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of the country, ordered to strengthen security measures in the subway and transportation facilities across the country.
2017, "Institute of Technology" - "Hay area," St. Petersburg
The explosion of an unidentified device occurred at about 14:40 MSK on a train on the stretch between metro stations "Institute of Technology" and "Sennaya" in St. Petersburg. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee coordinates the work of emergency services at the scene. Nine people were killed and over 20 injured. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the investigation will examine all versions of what happened, including criminal, domestic, and the attack.