Security tightened in Ukraine after Minsk metro blast

13:53, April 13, 2011      

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Ukraine took additional security measures after an explosion hit a metro station in Minsk, local media reported on Tuesday.

"We have strengthened anti-terrorism measures at the transport facilities and in crowded places," the Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted the Security Service of Ukraine spokesperson as saying.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has expressed his heartfelt condolences for the victims in Minsk explosion.

"We share the pain of those who lost loved ones with the friendly Belarusian people. On behalf of the Ukrainian people and me personally, I express my sincere words of sympathy and support to victim's families. And I wish a speedy recovery to all being injured," Yanukovych said in a message to his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.

Eleven people were killed and 157 were wounded in a blast that struck "Octyabrskaya" metro station in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Monday.

Source: Xinhua
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