Blasts Heard, One Security Officer Wounded During Anti-Terror Operation In Petersburg

August 17, 2016
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LIVE UPDATES: One security officer has been wounded and blasts heard during an operation in Saint Petersburg this morning, purportedly aimed at detaining individuals wanted for terrorist activities in the North Caucasus.

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