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Russian Police Investigate McDonald's Blast


http://gdb.rferl.org/920FF18C-AF92-4312-9BBA-02C518B8F9A9_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/920FF18C-AF92-4312-9BBA-02C518B8F9A9_mw800_mh600.jpg Blast damage at a St. Petersburg McDonald's on February 18 (epa) February 19, 2007 -- Police in Russia are investigating an apparent bomb explosion inside a McDonald's restaurant in the city of St. Petersburg.


Six people were injured as a result of the blast on the evening of February 18 at the restaurant on Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's main street.


One of the injured, a 48-year old woman, remains in hospital.


The explosive device is reported to have partially destroyed the ceiling and shattered a number of windows in the restaurant.


St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko described the blast as a "monstrous act of vandalism."


She said the explosion was likely an act of "hooliganism" rather than terrorism.


Police are checking other fast-food restaurants in the city for explosives.


(compiled from agency reports)


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