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IS claims responsibility for supermarket bombing in Russia's St. Petersburg

An interior view of a supermarket is seen after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia, in this photo released by Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committe on December 28, 2017. National Anti-Terrorism Committe/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in a supermarket in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Wednesday, according to Amaq, the group’s news agency.

The group didn’t provide any evidence for its claim.

The explosion injured 13 shoppers in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain.

Editing by Larry King

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