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A makeshift bomb filled with shrapnel detonated inside at least two subway trains in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, Monday afternoon. 14 people have been reported dead, and more than 50 people were injured. The Russian prosecutor general has called the St. Petersburg explosion a terrorist attack.

The blasts hit the Sennaya Ploschad and nearby Tekhnologichesky Institut stations, according to the Tass and Interfax agencies. All St. Petersburg subway trains were shut down following the attack, and security was been tightened at all critical transport facilities. The Russian anti-terrorism committee also said it found and deactivated another bomb at a different St. Petersburg subway station.

President Vladimir Putin was in St. Peterburg earlier today, where he met with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko. In a televised statement less than an hour after the explosion, Putin said that the government and law enforcement agencies "will do everything to find out the causes of what had happened." He also offered his condolences to the families of the victims. Trump later remarked that the explsion was a "Terrible. Terrible thing. Happening all over the world. Absolutely a terrible thing."

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