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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bus Stop Blast Called Hooliganism

City prosecutors said Wednesday that an explosion at a southern Moscow bus stop that injured four people Tuesday evening was an act of hooliganism, not terrorism.

But police said they are looking for a car with Dagestani license plates whose driver may have planted the bomb.

An explosive device packed with up to 200 grams of TNT and nails went off at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the bus stop at 30 Kashirskoye Shosse. The four injured included a woman who was hospitalized in serious condition.

A man jumped out of a silver Lada sedan, went behind the bus stop and then drove away shortly before the blast, Kommersant reported Wednesday, citing eyewitnesses. A citywide search started Tuesday, but the car had not been found by Wednesday evening.

NTV television pointed out that the bus stop is located across from a police station and the explosion went off at a time when officers usually leave work.