St Petersburg metro explosion leaves 11 dead and dozens wounded
Vladimir Putin holds meeting with security chiefs following blast on train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologicheskii Institut metro stations
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, held a meeting with security chiefs late on Monday night as security officials investigated a bomb blast on a St Petersburg metro train that killed 11 people and wounded dozens more. A second explosive device was left at a different metro station but did not detonate.
Police initially said the device had been left on the train by the attacker, and that a search was under way for two people suspected of organising and carrying out the attack. Later, however, the Interfax news agency claimed the blast had in fact been caused by a suicide bomber, citing a law enforcement source, but there was no immediate confirmation of this.