Identity of Suspect in St.Petersburg Metro Blast Revealed by Kyrgyzstan Security Service


Time: 9:55 a.m. CEST

Kyrgyzstan’s Security Service said a man who is a suspect for April 3 blast at St. Petersburg’s train was born in this Central Asian country but latter had obtained Russian citizenship. Authorities in Kyrgyzstan said the bomber is Akbarzhoon Jalilov, born in Osh in 1995. The blast that happened between two underground metro stations killed 11 and injured 49 people. A train at Tekhnologichesky Institut station had a hole blown in its side. Mobile phones videos show the aftermath of the explosion with injured on the platform ground and people breaking through train car windows to leave the train.

The pictures of the blast show injured passengers on the platform. BBC.com publishes a statement of the Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova explaining that seven people died in the train explosion, one died in the ambulance, and two other in a hospital. Latter, the authorities raised the toll to 11. The head of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee Andrei Przhezdomsky said “an unidentified explosive device” caused the blast, BBC.com writes.

Police discovered another explosive device at the station Ploshchad Vosstaniya and that pointed to the possibility of the coordinated attack. Russian news agency Interfax said the bomber who died in the blast and it was identified from the remains, “was known to have links to radical Islam.” Tass reported, “A woman may also have been involved in the explosion.” Russian authorities gave few details. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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