Ten people are dead so far and more casualties could be coming within the next few hours after people’s plight remain in peril from an overnight bloodbath. Although the attack has yet to be declared terrorism and the suspect(s) is still at large, here’s what’s happening now.
People making their way into St. Petersburg this morning on the subway were blasted with a nail bomb in one of the train cars, moments before another exploded in a second car. Although the Russian government has yet to call it terrorism, the lethal device is a trademark tool of jihadists.
“People were bleeding, their hair burned,” a witness told Russia’s Life News, the BBC reported. “My girlfriend was in the next car that exploded. She said that he began to shake. When she came out, she saw that people were mutilated.”
Fox News reports, “Several stations in the northern Russian city have been closed and an evacuation is under way, administration officials said.” President Vladimir Putin will be arriving in the city today to address the situation.
While Russia is slow to allow immigrants from the Middle East or other flailing countries, Putin has taken a leadership role in defeating ISIS. Last night, the Russians were struck by the very same violence feared by every country in the world. Immigrant or not, the evil of ISIS can strike anywhere and at any time, but one thing is for certain, Putin will bring the fight back to the Islamic State.