ISIS celebrates St. Petersburg metro blast that kills 10


ISIS supporters are celebrating two explosions on St. Petersburg subways that have killed at least 9 people and injured at least 20, according to Russian media reports.

"We ask Allah to bless the operation by the lions of the Caliphate, we ask Allah to kill the Crusaders," said an ISIS supporter from the terror group's al-Minbar forum. Others celebrated by saying that the Monday bombs made for "a metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross" and claimed that the attacks, which are still under investigation, were a revenge against Russia's acts in Syria.

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SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Security forces take security measures around the area after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
An injured person is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
REFILE - INCLUDING EDITORS NOTEAn injured person is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH
An injured person is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
An injured person is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Emergency services direct pedestrians outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
An injured person stands outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Security forces take security measures around the area after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers and firefighters are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 3: Health team workers are dispatched after an explosion at a subway station in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed on the blast. (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Fire fighters at the entrance to Sennaya Ploshchad station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Emergency service vehicles at the entrance to Tekhnologichesky Institut station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Fire fighters and ambulances at the entrance to Sennaya Ploshchad station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Emergency service workers and ambulance workers at the entrance to Tekhnologichesky Institut station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Ambulance worker at the entrance to Tekhnologichesky Institut station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Emergency service workers and ambulance cars at the entrance to Tekhnologichesky Institut station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Peter Kovalev/TASS (Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Fire fighters, emergency service vehicles and a helicopter in Moskovsky Prospekt at the entrance to Tekhnologichesky Institut station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Peter Kovalev/TASS (Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images)
Emergency services personnel walk at the entrance to Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Around 10 people were feared dead and dozens injured Monday after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg, according to authorities, who were not ruling out a terror attack. / AFP PHOTO / Olga MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- APRIL 3, 2017: Fire fighters at the entrance to Tekhnologichesky Institut station of the St Petersburg metro in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a train at 14:40 Moscow time; according to Russian National Antiterrorism Committee several people were killed in the explosion. Peter Kovalev/TASS (Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images)
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"Russia should drink from the same cup and taste from what the Muslims in Syria have tasted," said one user, promising that "the next will be worse and more bitter, you worshipers of the Cross."

The Kremlin has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fight against ISIS and other rebel groups. Russian airstrikes and shelling have killed hundreds of people and reduced entire areas to rubble.

The explosions occurred at the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Technology Institute stations, both in the center of Russia's second biggest city. At least one involved a device filled with shrapnel, according to Interfax news agency. It reported that all metro stations in the city have been closed following the blast.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently in St. Petersburg and has said that the authorities are looking into all possible motivations, including terrorism.

This is a developing story.

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