Moscow: A car exploded outside a hotel at Red square on Wednesday morning killing at least five people and injuring ten others in the capital of Russia. It’s unclear whether the blast was a terrorist attack or a business dispute retaliation.
Police informed that the explosion has been caused by a female suicide bomber and an undetonated explosive was also found on the bomber’s body. Policeman said, “Many businesses had offices on the hotel’s lower floors and that the explosion might have been motivated by a commercial dispute”, but the possibility of terrorist attack isn’t ruled out.
The blast occured in a black Mercedes car parked outside the National Hotel, diagonally across the Red Square gate. Police cordoned the whole area and fire engines were deployed. Three of the injured are reported to be in critical condition.
Witnesses say they heard a huge bang shortly before 11 am local time and saw the three or four bodies lying shattered near the site. Russia has been jittery about the terror attacks from Chechen rebels. Last week, a similar suicide attack on a train consumed 44 lives in southern Russia.