Three killed in St Petersburg blast: reports

Three people were killed on Tuesday when a car blew up close to a metro station in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, local officials said.

File picture shows a general view of central St. Petersburg.

A car exploded near the metro station Udelnaya at 0855 am (0555 GMT)," Andrey Alybayev, spokesman for the local branch of the emergencies ministry told AFP.

"Three people were killed, including a three year old child."

He added that the explosion could have been caused by a "grenade," without giving further details.

AFP

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