Investigators establish identity of St. Petersburg metro bombing suspect
MOSCOW, April 4 (RAPSI) – Identity of an alleged suicide bomber, who had carried out explosion in the St. Petersburg metro leaving 14 people dead, was established, RAPSI learnt from the Investigative Committee’s press office.
Investigators claim that the suicide bomber is Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, born in 1995.
On Monday, at around 2:40 PM Moscow time, an unknown device exploded in a train between St. Petersburg metro stations Technological Institute and Sennaya Ploshchad. According to the most recent information, 14 people died in the blast, over 50 were wounded.
In the hours after the explosion, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee reported a second bomb had been found and disarmed at Ploshchad Vosstaniya subway station.
Forensic experts found Dzhalilov’s genetic traces on a bag with an explosive device left at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. Findings of genetic examination and security tape give investigators reasons to believe that this man carried out a terrorist attack in the train.