At least 10 people were killed and as many as 50 were wounded Monday, after two explosions rocked the St. Petersburg, Russia, subway, Fox News reports. The explosions occurred in two subway cars that were traveling between different stations. Authorities across the country have reportedly moved to secure subway services in major cities.
Shortly after the explosions, images and videos on social media showed injured people on the floor or fleeing the Sennaya Square metro station. In one video clip, a train door appears badly mangled from the explosion. Witnesses told Reuters that passengers were seen “hammering at the windows of one closed carriage,” desperate to escape.
"People were bleeding, their hair burned," a witness told Russian media, per Fox News. "My girlfriend was in the next car that exploded. She said that he began to shake. When she came out, she saw that people were mutilated."
The motive behind the attack is still unknown, and no individual or group has claimed responsibility yet. According to the Associated Press, Russia's anti-terrorism committee says it found and deactived another bomb at a different subway station.
Russia has suffered horrifying incidents of mass violence like this in the past, reports MSN. In 2010, 38 people were killed when two female suicide bombers detonated bombs in on crowded trains in Moscow. In 2004, more than 300 people were killed — half of them children — when police stormed a Russian school in an attempt to end a hostage situation. 120 hostages died in a Moscow theater in 2002 after police stormed the building to attack the captors.
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KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.