Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien TD has condemned the attack at the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, in the centre of the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, which has left at least 10 people dead and 50 injured.

Commenting on the attack Deputy O’Brien said, “This is a horrific attack which appears to have been intentional and has left at least 10 people dead and scores of others injured.

“On behalf of my party colleagues, I extend my deepest sympathies to the people of Russia, to the families of those who have lost loved ones and also to those who have been injured.

“While there has been no immediate claim for responsibility for the explosion, it is clear that more needs to be done to address the reasons why people are willing to commit such abhorrent acts of violent extremism.

“Every life lost or injury inflicted, regardless of the motive or cause, is a crime against humanity.”