That didn’t take long! ISIS has released a statement praising the killing of Russian citizens in a sick statement a few minutes ago.
FOX NEWS ALERT: Explosion rocks subway in St. Petersburg, Russia pic.twitter.com/KjhsWmmtki
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ISIS supporters are celebrating two explosions on St. Petersburg subways that have killed at least 10 people and injured at least 20, according to Russian media reports.
“We ask Allah to bless the operation by the lions of the Caliphate, we ask Allah to kill the Crusaders,” said an ISIS supporter from the terror group’s al-Minbar forum. Others celebrated by saying that the Monday bombs made for “a metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross” and claimed that the attacks, which are still under investigation by Russian authorities, were revenge for Russia’s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s, who is fighting against ISIS and other rebel groups in a six-year-long civil war. Russian airstrikes and shelling in Syria have killed hundreds of people and reduced entire areas to rubble.
BREAKING: Russian media reports say there has been a blast in the St. Petersburg subway system. pic.twitter.com/BMQ5hPdtyz
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Bystanders attempt to rescue those trapped after St. Petersburg blast.
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