Tip-off helps police prevent casualties from bomb blast
The shrapnel-rigged bomb with an estimated power equivalent to 200 grams of TNT was detonated on Monday night at approximately 5.30am local time. The explosion damaged a concrete fence and several kiosks, a statement from the Investigative Committee says.
Police are searching for the man who left the package containing the bomb, using a description provided by a passerby.
According to a source cited by Itar-Tass news agency, police had been warned about the planned attack beforehand. The bomb was discovered and the area cordoned off just in time to ensure that nobody suffered as a result of the blast.