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Terrorist attack in Minsk: 12 dead, nearly 150 injured2011-04-12 12:30
There was a heavy explosion last evening at Oktyabrskaya metro station of the Byelorussian capital. By Tuesday morning, the number of victims of the terrorist attack had grown. Tomorrow, April 13, is a mourning day in Minsk.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Criminal experts have been working the whole night at the blown-up station. Several hours after the explosion, people started bringing flowers to Oktyabrskaya metro station and lighting candles in remembrance of the dead. According to the latest data, 12 people fell victims to the attack and another 149 people were injured.
Investigative officers underlined that an explosive device with the capacity of up to seven kilograms in TNT equivalent was stuffed with destructive agents. The bomb could be planted under one of the station benches. The explosion happened during the evening rush hour.
Soon after the terrorist attack, President of Byelorussia Alexander Lukashenko came to Oktyabrskaya metro station and in an hour he called an emergency meeting of power ministers, Vesti reports.