Russia dismisses Islamic State falsely claim for deadly explosion

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The city of Magnitogorsk suffered a deadly blast that left 39 people dead on December and Russian investigators on Friday dismissed an Islamic State claim taking credit for the deadly apartment building explosion.



Source confirmed that the Islamic State (IS) made the claim on local newspaper on Thursday evening, saying it was behind the explosion in the city of Magnitogorsk on Dec. 31 that triggered the partial collapse of a 10-storey apartment building killing 39 and injuring dozens duo the militant group did not provide any proof to back its claim of responsibility.

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Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for the Russia’s Investigative Committee said the claim should not be trusted and their primary theory was that a gas leak was to blame, also adding that no traces of explosive or explosive devices had been found at the scene.

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President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene of the tragedy some 1,700 km (1,050 miles) east of Moscow on Dec. 31 and has since ordered all of the affected building’s residents to be rehoused.

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