ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (INTELLIHUB) — 10 people are dead following the bombing of a metro subway car in Russia’s northern capital Sunday.
At least 37 others were injured in what is being called a “terrorist attack.”
The explosion occurred near the center of the city after the train departed a Sennaya Square station around 2:40 p.m. local time.
ISIS has reportedly accepted responsibility for the attack but Russian conspiracy theorists believe that the attack may have been staged in order to serve as a distraction from current political protests.
The National Investigative Committee is looking into the blast.
A second explosive device was found at a nearby station and has been defused by the bomb squad.
Security measures throughout the city have been “stepped up,” RT reports.