Hizbullah Slams Russia Blast as Ambassador Says No Lebanese Casualties

A woman lights a candle at an entrance to Sennaya subway station after an explosion in St.Petersburg subway in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. A bomb blast tore through a subway train in Russia's second-largest city Monday,leaving many daed and injured, as President Vladimir Putin was visiting St. Petersburg, authorities said. (AP Photo/Yevgeny Kurskov)

Hizbullah condemned Monday a bombing that killed ten people at the Saint Petersburg metro in Russia, as Lebanon’s ambassador to Moscow reassured on the safety of the Lebanese citizens in the country.

In a statement issued by its media relations department, Hizbullah offered condolences to “the leadership in Russia, the families of the victims, and the Russian people in general over this tragic incident.”

“This crime which targeted ordinary citizens is one episode of the series of terrorist criminality that is targeting the entire world, and which the Russian state is fighting in Syria and other regions,” the party added.

It called on the entire world to “unite in the face of these terrorists and their financiers, protectors and ideologues.”

Lebanese Ambassador to Russia Shawqi Bou Nassar meanwhile reassured that “all the members of the Lebanese community in Russia are safe.”

“I have not received any information until the moment about the presence of Lebanese among the victims of the metro bombings in the city of Saint Petersburg,” Bou Nassar added.

He noted that he “conducted several calls with the members of the Lebanese expat community to inquire about their situations after the terrorist incident.”

Dozens of people were also wounded in the attack.