St. Petersburg subway shrapnel-bomb kills 11, injures 45

Reports by late afternoon Toronto time on Monday say that the terrible explosion on the St. Petersburg subway system has killed eleven and injured at least 45. Also late-breaking (4 p.m. EDT) is a police analysis that throws cold water on the idea that two bombs exploded, as reported earlier. Instead, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee says it has found and deactivated a bomb at another St. Petersburg subway station. Russia has a long history of Chechen terrorist activity, although the last incident is said to have been in 2011. Russia’s Interfax news agency has cited a law enforcement source as saying the perpetrator is an Islamist terrorist.