According to Aliaksandr Antanovich, Director of the KGB Centre for Information and Public Relations, an improvised explosive device blew up near the KGB building in Vitsebsk at 18:48 on November 11, 2012. As a consequence of this, two windows were damaged.
As the preliminary data said, the IED was a tube made of cardboard or plastics, with 50-70 gr of pyrotechnical mixture in a metal container inside.
After investigating actions three persons have been detained on the basis of testimonial evidence. According to the information provided one of them had phoned the KGB department and untowardly criticised the authorities. The man was showing signs of behaviour deviation, the KGB officer said.
A criminal case has been initiated under Article 339 of the Belarusian Criminal Code, an operational investigative group working on the scene of the accident.
In 2012 Vitsebsk police arrested a man suspected of attempted explosion near the City Hall on the night of the 15th/16th July, in full swing of the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”. It is noteworthy that the information was never officially confirmed.