Nail bomb killed 11 in St Petersburg metro attack as police issue CCTV of ‘Islamist suicide bomber who also planted a second device that was defused’

Nail bomb killed 11 in St Petersburg metro attack as police issue CCTV of ‘Islamist suicide bomber who also planted a second device that was defused’, by Gareth Davies.

The first images showing carnage inside the carriage of a St Petersburg metro train after a nail bomb exploded inside – killing 11 people and injuring 50 … show bodies, blood, wreckage and debris strewn across the carriage of the train, which was hit by the blast while travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations.

Police in Russia now believe a suicide bomber, who has close links to radical Islamists, was behind the attack.

He was described as being a 22-year-old from Kazakhstan and CCTV images of the suspect have been released. …

Despite initially issuing search warrants for two suspected terrorists, authorities believe the suspected suicide bomber was behind the attack and also have intelligence to suggest he planted a second explosive device – disguised as a fire extinguisher – which was found and defused at a nearby station.

ISIS Celebrates St. Petersburg Metro Blast, by Shira Rubin.

ISIS supporters are praising an explosion on a St. Petersburg subway train …

“We ask Allah to bless the operation by the lions of the Caliphate, we ask Allah to kill the Crusaders,” said an ISIS supporter from the terror group’s al-Minbar online forum. Others celebrated by saying that the Monday bombs made for “a metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross” and claimed that the attacks — which are still under investigation by Russian authorities — were revenge for Russia’s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s fight against ISIS and other rebel groups in Syria’s civil war. Russian airstrikes and shelling in Syria have killed hundreds of people and reduced entire areas to rubble.

Robert Spencer notes the idiocy of the Western elite:

Once again we see that the Islamic State casts its conflict with the nations of the world solely in Islamic terms. It has never done anything else. Yet in examining its motivations and ideology, Western analysts routinely dismiss Islam as a factor.

hat-tip Stephen Neil