: Deadly blast hits passenger bus in Yerevan, Armenia

12:31 Apr. 26, 2016

Deadly blast hits passenger bus in Yerevan, Armenia

In this Monday night, April 25, 2016 photo, experts search the site of a passenger bus explosion in Halabyan street of Yerevan, Armenia (AP Photo)

Preliminary reports suggest a bomb was planted on board

Two people have been killed and seven injured after a passenger bus explosion in Armenian capital Yerevan. The incident took place late in the evening of April 25. According to the country's police, the blast could have been caused by a bomb planted on board.

"Preliminary reports say the explosion happened while the bus was moving. We are working at the site so the information could change", said Chief of Armenia's police Vladimir Gasparyan.

Gasparyan adds the charge was likely placed under one of the seats.

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The law enforcers have identified the victims. All of them are Armenian citizens. Among the injured are two teenagers and a pregnant woman. The bus driver has managed to survive the blast. He has been interviewed by the police.

Armenian Prosecutor General's office is conducting a criminal investigation of the explosion. The country's Investigative Committee have refused to comment on the inquiry until it is over.  

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