President Putin lays flowers for the victims of the St Petersburg metro terror attack.
St Petersburg metro blast, with more reports in media, Russian Investigative Committee has identified 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, as the suspect believed to have carried out the terrorist bombing in the Saint Petersburg Metro.
“Investigative Committee experts, working alongside FSB and the Interior Ministry rapid response teams, have established that the explosive device could have been set off by a male suspect whose fragmented remains have been found inside the third car,” Svetlana Petrenko, the committee’s spokeswoman, told Interfax.
She stressed that, while his identity is known, details will not be disclosed at this time “given the ongoing investigation.”
The official noted that the authorities are “carrying on with interrogations and inspecting CCTV cameras.”
“A blast assessment study, as well as a genetic examination, will follow,” she said.
The statement comes as the death toll continues to rise. Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said three more blast victims had succumbed to their injuries, increasing the number of fatalities from eleven to fourteen.
Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security (GKNB) said that “a person of Kyrgyz origin, [who] is now a Russian citizen, is the possible perpetrator of the attack.”
Russia has neither confirmed nor denied that report, and has not linked GKNB’s statement to the suspect identified as the suicide attacker.
The bombing in Saint Petersburg was discussed at a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Erlan Abdyldaev.
Speaking after the talks, Lavrov said “terrorism is a crime against all humankind and all religions.” He also stressed the need to step up the fight against terrorism, “instead of utilizing certain kinds of terrorists to pursue selfish goals.”
“It is for certain, that we must intensify [counter-terrorism] activities, given the situation that is developing in many parts of the world,” Abdyldaev echoed, while lauding the close intelligence ties between Russia and post-Soviet countries.reports RT news
Russian police suspect that the explosion on a St Petersburg subway train was caused by 23-year man Central Asia origin suicide bomber.
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A suicide bomber from Kyrgyzstan was behind the explosion that killed 11 people and injured dozens more in the Saint Petersburg metro, security services in the Central Asian country said Tuesday.
“The suicide bomber in the Saint Petersburg metro was a Kyrgyz national Akbarjon Djalilov… born in 1995,” a spokesman for the country´s security services told AFP.
“It is probable that he acquired Russian nationality,” he said.
Russia´s Investigative Committee said it was probing an “act of terror” over the blast that rocked the metro in the country´s second city on Monday afternoon, but added it would look into all other possible causes of the blast.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which comes after the Daesh group called for attacks on Russia in retribution for its military intervention in Syria against the jihadists.
At least 7,000 nationals from former Soviet countries, including 2,900 Russians, have joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria, mostly Daesh, according to Russia´s FSB intelligence service.
World leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have condemned the attack in the subway of Russia’s second city of Saint Petersburg yesterday. 11 people were killed and 45 injured in an explosion that went off in a tunnel between two metro stations.
In a tweet, Mr Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives due to the blast. He extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the city when the blast occurred, visited the scene and laid flowers at a makeshift shrine.
US President Donald Trump described the attack as a terrible thing, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, it was a barbaric act. European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said, Europe’s thoughts were with the Russian people. In a unanimous statement, the 15-member United Nations Security Council called for the perpetrators of the attack to face justice.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has called the explosion a terror attack. No group has, so far, claimed responsibility for the explosion. Authorities in Saint Petersburg have declared three days of mourning for the victims.
Alexander Kaverin, the driver of the Saint Petersburg metro train hit by a deadly explosion yesterday, has become an unlikely hero in a tragedy that has claimed 14 lives and injured dozens.
The 50-year-old Russian appeared stunned in the spotlight of state television, describing how he had driven the train through to the next station despite smoke from a blast in one of its carriages. Kaverin said he had learned that in such situations, he needed to drive the train all the way to the next station.
Russian investigators said Kaverin had made the right decision by not stopping the train between two stations, which enabled quick evacuation of injured passengers.
The head of Saint Petersburg’s metro, Vladimir Garyugin, said that Kaverin had been a “hero” Kaverin, who has worked at the Saint Petersburg metro for 15 years, will be rewarded for his actions, along with another unnamed employee who discovered a second bomb and called in experts to defuse it.