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Four injured in blast at Moscow bus stop


Moscow : Four people were lightly injured when a homemade explosive detonated at a bus stop in central Moscow, police said today.

The device went off last night on Pokrovka Street, a trendy area in central Moscow dotted with bars and restaurants.

“A hooliganism inquiry has been opened,” Moscow police spokesman Maxim Kolosvetov said.

Preliminary information suggests the makeshift explosive was thrown either from a car or a nearby residential building and hurt “several” people, another Moscow police spokesman, Andrey Galiakberov, told AFP.

Smashed glass could be seen at the bus stop and several police cars, fire engines and an ambulance were at the scene, a correspondent reported from the scene last night.

“I was at the bus stop and suddenly we heard a loud explosion. It was terrifying,” a 28-year-old woman identified as Ksenia told LifeNews.

“I first thought there were people shooting and I ran away from the bus stop,” she said.

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