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St. Petersburg Bombing

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sunseeker Tue 04-Apr-17 16:26:10

The death toll is now up to 14 with 50 people injured. It is reported that it was a suicide bomber who had also set a second bomb which failed to explode. So many people going about their daily lives killed or seriously injured - so sad.

Jalima1108 Tue 04-Apr-17 16:52:27

Nowhere is safe sad

There has been a chemical attack in Idlib too, many killed including small children. These could be people who may have been refugees from other areas of Syria.

nigglynellie Tue 04-Apr-17 17:21:55

Oh dear, and on it goes! When will all this carnage end?. I have to be honest North Korea is making me feel ever so slightly twitchy!

daphnedill Tue 04-Apr-17 17:25:39

And then the Syrian government allegedly bombed the hospital where the victims of the chemical attack were being treated.

I'd love to see the Croydon attackers parachuted into Syria.

Jalima1108 Tue 04-Apr-17 18:31:08

I heard a Syrian government spokesman on the radio this afternoon, didn't get his name as I was driving, but denying it was the government who carried out the attack.

daphnedill Tue 04-Apr-17 18:48:18

The Russians are believed to have carried out the attacks, so apologies for previous post, but Russia and Assad are allies. As far as I can tell, Assad hasn't complained to Russia.

Sorry, this is off-topic. I suspect there's going to be much more trouble in the future in Russia and the former Soviet states. There are already British troops in Estonia, as part of a NATO mission, Sweden has voted to reintroduce conscription and the situation in Ukraine is still very unsettled.

Jalima1108 Wed 05-Apr-17 21:02:57

That means that Russia probably still has a large stockpile of chemical weapons.

rosesarered Wed 05-Apr-17 21:08:08

Saw the reporting from the UN on tv today, very interesting.Russians blustering and blaming all but themselves, ditto Syria,but a wonderful ( and damning of them) speech by the US.

rosesarered Wed 05-Apr-17 21:10:26

Yes, the bomb in St Petersburg another awful episode of innocent people caught up in acts of terror.sad