Islamic halal food shop attacked in Russia's St Petersburg

Attackers threw a grenade into a halal food shop in St Petersburg, injuring three in what may have been a religiously motivated attack, investigators said.

Islamic halal food shop attacked in Russia's St Petersburg

Attackers threw a grenade into a halal food shop in St Petersburg on Wednesday, injuring three in what may have been a religiously motivated attack, investigators said.

The shop is located near a mosque in Russia's second city, the Prosecutor General's office said in a statement.Three staff members were treated for shrapnel wounds, it said.

Rights campaigners say hostility to Russia's 20 million or so Muslims may increase after twin suicide bomb attacks on the Moscow metro in March which killed 40.

Reuters

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