Teen Blows Himself Up At Russia’s FSB Office

A 17-year old died of injuries after he set off explosives in an office of Russia’s FSB federal security service. Officials stated that the office where the explosion took place is located in the north-western city of
Arkhangelsk. Three FSB employees were hurt when the explosives were set off inside the building at around 09.00(06.00 GMT). Due to the blast there were serious damages.
CCTV footage showed that the suspect appeared soon after. The suspect also posted a message on social media just before the blast. The credibility of the message posted on an anarchist chat group hasn’t been rooted. The user labels him as an anarcho-communist and alleges that the FSB concoct cases and tortures people.
According to initial investigation by Russia’s anti-terrorism committee, the suspect was a 17-year-old local resident who had entered the building and took out from his bag a mysterious and unnamed object that detonated in his hands. Later on the local media labeled the youth as Mikhail Zhlobitsky, a student at a local technical college. His grandmother informed reporters that she could not deduce why Mikhail blew himself up. She even stated that Mikhail didn’t used to drink or smoke. He used to go to college. She can’t understand what happened actually.
After the blast in Archangelsk, pictures of Mikhail’s student ID was posted online and it was matched with the images of the young man who was captured on CCTV footage inside the FSB building, just before the blast.
According to two of Mikhail’s online friends, Mikhail used to handle a social media account with the name of a 19th Century Russian revolutionary, Sergei Nechayev. That account was accessed last time at
07:32 on the morning of the attack.
The explosion has been described as a terrorist attack. Governor Igor Orlov stated that the local authorities in Arkhangelsk, around 1,200km (750 miles) north of Moscow, had taken steps to intensify
security across all public buildings.

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