Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the Russia people following a deadly explosion on the subway in St. Petersburg on Monday that killed at least 10 and injured some 50 others.
“On behalf of the government of Israel, I send condolences to President Putin and to the families of those who were murdered, following today’s bombing on the St. Petersburg subway,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “The citizens of Israel stand alongside the Russian people at this difficult time.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, June 7, 2016. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.
Monday’s bombing occurred around 2:30 p.m. on St. Petersburg’s subway system on a train between the Technology Institute station and the Sennaya Square station. A second bomb was later found at a nearby station and was disabled by police before it exploded. Both bombs contained shrapnel, according to initial news reports. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that two people are believed to be behind the bombing and authorities are searching for the suspects.
“The reasons for the explosion are unknown, so it’s too early to talk about it. The investigation will show what happened,” Putin said during a meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko. “Naturally, we always consider all options — both domestic and criminal, primarily incidents of a terrorist nature.”