A pro-Russian blogger was killed in a bomb attack in St. Petersburg

There are at least 15 injured, and according to the Tass news agency, the explosion was caused by a dynamite device.


Updated at 7:10 p.m.

At least one person was killed and 15 injured in an explosion in a cafeteria in St. Petersburg, Russia’s Tass news agency reported.

It has been confirmed that 15 people were injured. Tass said that a person died.” A source in the security services told the same agency that the explosion was equivalent to the explosion of 200 grams of dynamite.

was the victim Vladlen Tatarsky, a well-known pro-Russian blogger who has criticized the war in Ukraine on many occasions. Tatarsky, whose real name is Maxim Fomin, was one of those who attended a ceremony in the Kremlin after Russia’s illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine.

Russia’s Interior Ministry has confirmed Tatasky’s death after a fire broke out in a cafeteria on the promenade of St. Petersburg University, reports the Russian news agency Interfax.

“Vasileostrovsky District Police received information about an explosion that occurred at House 25 on Paseo de la Universidad. One person, war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky, died as a result, and another 16 people were injured and are receiving medical care.” , the ministry explained in a press release from the special department of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.

And Russian media reported that a woman carried the bomb to the place where Tatarsky was found, and was starring in a meeting with the public.

Already at the scene, members of the security forces are investigating what happened. Video clips broadcasted on social media show several people in front of the cafeteria front and significant material damage.

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