Pro-Russian Military Blogger Killed In St. Petersburg Blast

  • “The makeshift explosive device that went off in a St. Petersburg cafe was stuffed with striking elements. The target was war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky,” a spokesperson for law enforcement agencies told Russian state news service TASS.
  • The spokesperson reportedly added that the explosive device was about the size of a soap bar and was hidden in a figurine presented to Tatarsky.
  • The TASS report noted that preliminary data show the device had a yield of more than 200 grams of TNT and went off near the stage where Tatarsky was holding an event.
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