Explosion near school in Russia's Rostov-on-Don (VIDEO)

Explosion near school in Russia's Rostov-on-Don (VIDEO)

There was an explosion outside a school in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don early on Thursday, and one person was injured, a law enforcement source said.

A man picked up an explosive device that detonated in his hands, according to police.

"The man picked up a suspicious object and it detonated. The man had his fingers blown off. He also received injuries to his abdomen. He was taken to hospital," RIA Novosti cited a source as saying.

Emergency services are at the scene, the school has been shut and the area has been cordoned off. 

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