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An aerial view of St. Michael's Castle (Миха́йловский за́мок, Mikhailovsky zamok), also called the Mikhailovsky Castle in the center of Saint Petersburg, Russia

A homemade bomb ripped through a storage room at a Russian supermarket in St. Petersburg on Wednesday evening. No fatalities were reported.

Ten people were injured, including many shoppers, Reuters reported. All were taken to hospital. Investigators have opened a criminal case on the grounds of attempted murder.

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The IED was packed with pieces of metal and had “the power equivalent to 200g of TNT” according to Sky News. It was hidden in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings at a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack thus far.

The St. Petersburg metro bombing that took place earlier this year, in April 2017, was also caused by an IED that exploded in a metro train car at the Sennaya Square station. At least 10 people died in that attack.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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