Explosion at McDonalds in St Petersburg
A bomb exploded in a McDonalds restaurant in St Petersburg last night, injuring six people.
The police have ruled out terrorism, and are calling it “hooliganism”, linking it to an explosion last week in a St Petersburg supermarket. St Petersburg based blogger Lex Libertas, who lives just down the road from the restaurant, agrees:
It was probably planted by some of the xenophobic skinheads who unfortunately populate the city.
I’d add that it could also be linked to some kind of business feud – it’s not unknown for warring businesses / mafia gangs to try and scare people, or get revenge by blowing up businesses.
Lex has posted some pictures, and plans a more detailed post on the explosion tomorrow, so it’s probably worth checking his site again over the next few days.