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Three Arrested After Homemade Bomb Found in St. Petersburg Apartment

Officers of the Investigative Committee at the scene of an incident in which a cleaner was injured in an explosion after picking up a suspicious object next to a secondary school building in Rostov-on-Don. Valery Matytsin / TASS

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has defused a bomb in a residential building in St. Petersburg.

The building was evacuated on Thursday morning after a police search of one of the apartments uncovered a homemade explosive device, the city's Fontanka news site reported.

Three people were detained at the scene.

The raid follows a second terror alert in Russia's southern city of Rostov-on-Don earlier on Thursday morning.

A homeless man lost his hand after picking up an improvised explosive device disguised as a flashlight outside one of the city's schools.

Children were not in the building when the explosion took place.

Russian authorities are currently on high alert following a terror attack in St. Petersburg on Monday. Fourteen people died when a bomb was detonated on the city's metro system, injuring more than 50 and sparking a city-wide lockdown. 

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