A 17-year-old boy carried out a suicide attack Wednesday at Russia’s Federal Security Service, killing himself and injuring three officials, police said.
Authorities said the teen carried a bag with an improvised explosive device into the building in Arkhangelsk, about 600 miles north of Moscow.
“The individual entered the building and took an unidentified object out of a bag, which exploded in his hands after some time, as a result of which he suffered injuries that led to [his] death,” a spokesperson for the National Anti-Terrorist committee said.
In response, Russia is beefing up security at all public and state buildings in the Arkhangelsk region.
The governor inspected the scene while security services had an emergency meeting.