St. Petersburg Bombing Rattles Russia

Apr 4, 2017

A bomb that was planted at a subway station in a fire extinguisher was defused, but the bomb carried aboard a subway train went off, killing 14 people and injuring 50. Despite the hole in the side of the car, the train kept going until reaching the next station where the wounded could be cared for. The fact that there were two separate bombs lead Russian police to believe the attacker did not act alone. Islamic bombers always have help in gaining access to modern explosives which are tightly controlled and only imported by terrorist networks, or supplied by government agent provocateurs.

Surveillance video shows an Islamic suspect wearing Muslim garb who was filmed before the bombing leaving his briefcase on the subway car and then quietly leaving the station. Russian authorities had earlier identified a Russian national born in Kyrgyzstan, as a suspect, but now are also considering whether the attacker died in the blast as a suicide bomber. But that would conflict with the surveillance video showing him exiting the train. Islamist militants from the North Caucasus have been accused of various terrorist attacks in Russia since the war in Chechnya, but it has been proven since that many of these were false flag attacks done by the KGB in order to build public support for Russia’s own “war on terror.”