You need 'blown up'.
Incidentally, did you read the responses we gave to this thread?
"The Church on the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg was built on the spot where Alexander II's carriage was exploded/blown up
by a terrorist who was waiting for the emperor to return to the Winter Palace after a military parade."
Which verb do we need here - "explode" or "blow up"?
There are limited uses of 'explode' as a transitive verb.
You could explode a bomb, mine, missile, grenade, etc., but if you're using the explosive device to destroy something else, then we use 'blow up'.
Explode doesn't sound natural unless the thing in question is already some kind of destructive device.
However, you could also blow up the bomb, mine, missile, etc.
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1) The bomb was exploded/blown up under Alexander II's carriage and that bomb blast caused his death 2 hours later in the Winter Palace.
2) The grenade was exploded/blown up in Jerusalem last Monday near the bus stop and caused serious injuries of some people.
3) The mine discovered near the palace and left there during the war will be exploded/blown up out of town.
4) The missile was exploded/blown up in the sky of North Korea.
Are all these sentences correct?
1) The metro train was blown up in Moscow as a result of a terrorist act.
2) The plane was blown up in the airport before take-off.
I hope these are fine as well
I am not a teacher.
I'll remember about "fine".
Punctuation... well, I don't actually pay much attention to it, but I know I have to.