Putin promised “serious consequences” for what he deemed “a stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”
The blasts caused a number of casualties and spread panic across the city.
Local officials said five people were seriously injured.
Something else happened, according to Reuters:
Russian forces launched a heavy bombardment against insurgent-held areas in Syria’s Latakia province on Wednesday, near where a Russian warplane had been shot down by Turkey the day before, rebels and a monitoring group said.
At least 12 air strikes hit Latakia’s northern countryside as pro-government forces clashed with fighters from al Qaeda’s Nusra Front and Turkmen insurgents in the Jabal Akrad and Jabal Turkman areas, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A Turkmen commander said missiles fired from Russian warships in the Mediterranean were also hitting the area, as well as heavy artillery shelling.
And this is only the beginning…