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Blast near Russia’s security service academy

Posted by on March 10, 2011 0 Comment

Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bomb went off at a bus stop near an academy of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow Wednesday, an anti-terrorist official has said.

The explosion took place about 4:30 p.m. (13:30 GMT), “in direct proximity to the FSB Academy on Michurin Avenue”, a law enforcement source said.

There were no casualties but some of the cars parked next to the stop “were slightly damaged”.

An FSB source said that the bomb detonated “when students began leaving the academy’s premises.”

Viktor Biryukov, a spokesman for the Moscow City Internal Affairs Main Administration, said security was beefed up in the capital following the blast.

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