Three people injured by small blast in central Moscow: agencies

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 07, 2015 4:34 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An explosion at a bus stop in central Moscow injured three people on Monday night, Russian news agencies reported.

The blast occurred on Pokrovka street in the Chistiye Prudy part of Moscow, an area that has numerous bars and cafes, Tass news agency reported.

"Two women received shrapnel wounds and were taken to hospital, one other person suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene," Tass quoted a source in the Russian security services as saying.

Interior Minister spokesman Andrei Galiakberov told Interfax news agency that police were working to establish the cause of the explosion. The RT news site said police so far regarded the incident as an act of hooliganism, but gave no source.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Kevin Liffey)