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Pictured: First images of ‘ISLAMIC TERROR suspect’ accused of planting a nail bomb on St Petersburg metro …while Putin visited the city

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These are the first images of the suspected terrorist accused of planting a nail bomb which ripped through carriages on a St Petersburg train killing at least ten and injuring 50 today.

Several Russian media outlets have released the CCTV picture of the bearded suspect who was wearing a long, black top and a hat blamed for caused the carnage by detonating a bomb that was packed with shrapnel.

The terrifying incident took place on a train that was travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations.

Dozens have been injured, including at least three children, as it was reported the man left a briefcase on a train before moving carriages moments before the deadly blast.

A second explosive device disguised as a fire extinguisher was found and defused in a nearby station.

Bloodied passengers were left strewn across the platform in the Russian city as emergency services scrambled to save those wounded by the bomb and the resulting shards of glass and twisted metal.

Vladimir Putin is in his hometown of St Petersburg today for talks with the president of Belarus and confirmed ‘there are dead and injured’, offering his condolences to the families of those killed.

Russian officials have released this image of a man they believe is responsible for today's massacre on the city's metro train

A man crawls away from the train as bloodied passengers attempt to save those injured in the subway in St Petersburg, Russia

Several media outlets in Russia have identified this man as the suspected terrorist who killed 12 people in St Petersburg

A woman crouches over a man who has been injured in the blast as they are surrounded by carnage and blood