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Two Injured By Blast In Muslim Store In St. Petersburg


Police secure the scene following the blast in the halal shop.

Police secure the scene following the blast in the halal shop.

ST. PETERSBURG -- St. Petersburg police say two people were wounded in an attack on a Muslim halal-food store near the city's central mosque today, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

A man and woman working at the shop were injured when a grenade was thrown inside the store. They were hospitalized with serious injuries.

The attackers, who were described as young men, escaped.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Scores of foreigners have been injured and dozens killed in racial attacks in Russia in the past year.
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