Tenth blast rocks Pae St.

  • 2005-11-04
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN 's The city government ruled on Nov. 4 to increase a reward for information leading to the person responsible for a series of bomb attacks in Pae St.. The bounty will be boosted to one million kroons (64,000 euros), and paid out on the basis of security-police letter confirming the supplied information, spokespeople for the city government told the Baltic News Service.

Representatives from the Public Prosecutor's Office, the security police and the North police prefecture attended the Nov. 4 extraordinary session.

The latest of the Pae St. blasts was on Nov. 3. The explosion killed a young man identified by his first name as Aleksandr, born in 1978, who lived a few apartment blocks away.

The unemployed man had been earlier convicted for property crimes, and is believed to have suffered from drug addiction.

The victim died instantly as a result of the blast in the undeveloped area behind Pae 17A, medics reported.

Fifteen explosions have rocked Pae St. and nearby areas over the past 10 years, killing nine and injuring just as many.