The operator told about the requirement of the FSB to disable communication in the subway of St. Petersburg

Residents near the metro station “Institute of Technology” April 3, 2017

Photo: Peter Kovalev / TASS

Law enforcement officers Monday, April 3, at times, turned off cellular connection in a subway station “Ploshchad Vosstaniya” in St. Petersburg, to found there the bomb it was impossible to put into action the phone call

That Monday, April 3, cell phones at the metro station “Ploschad Vosstaniya” in St. Petersburg at the time was turned off at the request of law enforcement agencies, reported RIA Novosti citing a source in law enforcement bodies. This was done in case in there the bomb was planned to be powered by a phone call, says the Agency. Information was confirmed by the interlocutor of RBC in one of the cellular operators working in the Northern capital. According to him, the connection is switched off for about 30 minutes.

Explosion in the St. Petersburg metro on the stretch “Sennaya” — “Institute of Technology” took place on 3 April about 14:40 local time. Another explosive device which was later defused, found at the metro station “Ploschad Vosstaniya”.

According to the interlocutor of RIA Novosti, the terrorist attack at “Vosstaniya Square” was designed for a much larger number of victims. “A significant part of the victims managed to escape due to the fact that the security system worked”, — he said.

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Termination of the provision of telecommunications services, or limit the use of networks and means of communication according to the law “On combating terrorism” is possible on site or sites where the introduced legal regime of counter-terrorism operations. During the operation it also allowed temporary introduction of control of telephone negotiations and other information transferred on channels of telecommunication systems. You can also search on channels of electric communication and mail information about the circumstances of the terrorist act, the persons prepared and committed.

In mid-February, the national anti-terrorist Committee, approved the order of interaction in the suspension of the provision of communication services within the legal counter-terrorism operation.

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The representative of MTS said that they “know nothing” from the shutdown of communication in the subway of St. Petersburg. Representatives of “MegaFon”, “VimpelCom” (renders services under a brand “Beeline”) and “T2 RTK Holding” (Tele2) declined to comment.

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