April 3, 2017 / 4:21 PM / 4 months ago

Russian investigators open terrorism case after metro blast

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Police officers gather outside Ploschad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square) metro station in Moscow, Russia April 3, 2017.Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state investigative committee said on Monday it had opened a criminal case over the St Petersburg metro blast on charges of a terrorist act.

The agency, which has sweeping powers, said it had sent a group of investigators to St Petersburg to look into the incident which killed at least nine people.

It said however that while it had opened a case under charges of terrorism, it would consider all other possible causes of the incident.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; writing by Sujata Rao

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