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At least one person has died and 15 have been injured in an explosion at a café in St. Petersburg, according to Russian authorities.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening when a bomb went off at the café, located in the city's Primorsky district. The blast, which was reportedly caused by a homemade explosive device, killed one person and injured 15 others.
The victims were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Their conditions are not yet known.
According to the Russian Federal Security Service, the explosion was an act of terrorism. An investigation is underway.
The cafe was reportedly packed with customers at the time of the blast. Witnesses described a scene of chaos, with broken glass and debris scattered around the area.
This is not the first time that St. Petersburg has been targeted by terrorists. In April 2017, a suicide bomber killed 15 people and injured dozens more on the city's metro.
The incident has sent shockwaves through the city, with many residents expressing their condolences for the victims and their families.
The Russian government has promised to bring those responsible to justice and to do everything in its power to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks.