Russia: Jewish leader injured after mail-bomb explodes in Kazan

Mikhail Skoblionok, a businessman and Jewish group leader in Russia’s Tatarstan region has been hospitalized along with his assistant after a package they received by mail exploded in his office.

It said Skoblionok and his female assistant were hospitalized with burns and eye injuries.

The committee said it is investigating the blast as an attempted murder.

Skoblionok is president of the Jewish Cultural Autonomy, a local nongovernmental organization he has led since 2008.

Russia: Mail-bomb leaves Jewish leader in hospital in Kazan