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Blast Hits Russian McDonald's, injures 6
Yahoo News ^
| Sun, Feb 18,2007
Posted on 02/19/2007 4:03:14 AM PST by Colquhoun
An explosion hit a McDonald's restaurant in the city center on Sunday, injuring at least six people, officials said.
The explosion blew out windows at the restaurant and partially destroyed the ceiling, said Irina Andriyanova, spokeswoman for the Emergency Situations Ministry.
She said six people were wounded, including four who were hospitalized with various injuries, including concussions and cuts from flying glass.
Ekho Moskvy radio, citing eyewitnesses, said the blast went off in the handbag a restaurant patron.
Officials did not say whether they believed the explosion was related to terrorism or a criminal act. McDonald's restaurants have been targets of both criminal gang disputes and terrorist attacks in Russia in the past.
In 2002, a car bombing at a McDonald's restaurant in Moscow killed one person and injured eight. Several Chechen men were convicted in the blast, which prosecutors said was part of a series of terrorist attacks planned by Chechen rebels.
In 1998, a small bomb exploded at a McDonald's under construction in another part of St. Petersburg.
TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bombing; mcdonalds; russia; stpetersburg
posted on 02/19/2007 4:03:17 AM PST
Witnesses say a strange looking man wearing a robe, tights, and a crown was seen running from the area, an unearthly maniacal grin on his face.
posted on 02/19/2007 4:10:58 AM PST
posted on 02/19/2007 4:15:38 AM PST
(Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
All kidding aside, many nations are being targetted and bombed .... except the U.S.
We must not allow the socialists to further erode our efforts to protect our fatherland.
posted on 02/19/2007 4:16:55 AM PST
(Islamists kill each other ... News wall-to-wall, 24/7 .. don't touch that dial.)
I've been slimmed by special sauce and there are pickles everywhere!
posted on 02/19/2007 4:21:07 AM PST
(Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.)
Russia serving up McBombs.
posted on 02/19/2007 4:24:21 AM PST
(Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
Wow, I guess SOMEONE wasn't happy with their Happy Meal!
posted on 02/19/2007 5:44:45 AM PST
(FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
posted on 02/19/2007 5:46:34 AM PST
(Europeans killed 6 million Jews. As a reward they got 40 million Moslems. Karma's a bitch.)
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