UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Russia

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Russia which killed at lest 10 people.

In a press statement, the 15-nation council expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families, and also to the people and government of Russia.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice," said the statement.

The members of the Security Council also stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable and meanwhile urged all states to cooperate with Russia in this regard.

Earlier on Monday, a blast took place on a subway train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, killing at least 10 people and injuring about 50 others, a report said.

The bomb, a homemade device filled with shrapnel, exploded in the third car just after the front of the train had entered the tunnel, the report said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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