Explosion in FSB Building in Russia

3079667 21.04.2017 Бойцы СОБРа недалеко от здания приемной Управления ФСБ России по Хабаровскому краю, в котором неизвестный открыл огонь по сотрудникам и посетителям. Александр Неделько/РИА Новости

Igor Orlov, governor of northern Russia’s Arkhangelsk region, has said that the blast, which claimed one victim, went off inside the FSB building near the entrance and that investigators were trying to determine the type of explosive device used.

investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country.

Three FSB employees were hospitalized with injuries after the blast in Arkhangelsk. “One man is in surgery,” a spokeswoman for the regional FSB said.

Investigators said they had identified the teenager as a resident of the city, which is around 1,000 km north of Moscow, but did not name him.

President Vladimir Putin − himself a former FSB officer − was informed about the explosion, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, but declined to speculate on the motive.

However, an official, who spoke to media on condition of anonymity, named the suicide bomber as Mikhail Zhlobitsky, a student at a local technical college.




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