During searches in apartment of St. Petersburg terrorist fragments of bomb found
As the Investigative Committee noted, similar ‘spare part’ were found both on the place of explosion and at the Ploshad Vosstaniya station.
During a search in the apartment of Akbarzhon Jalilov, who is suspected of bombing in the subway of St. Petersburg, law enforcement authorities found the bomb fragments similar to those found on the place of terrorist attack, the press service of department reports.
“Law enforcement agencies withdrew the objects similar to fragments of the explosive device neutralized at Ploshad Vosstaniya during a search at the place of residence of the alleged terrorist who arranged explosion in the subway carroage in St. Petersburg, Akbarzhon Jalilov”, representative of the ICR declared.
She noted that all fragments found were sent for examination after conducting of which, it would be possible to draw final conclusions including on type and power of the explosive device which blew up in the train.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, the investigation assumes that terrorist attack became possible because of negligence of security service specialists of the subway and police officers who have to monitor indications of the metaldetectors installed on entrances to the subway.
Thus, on records of surveillance cameras the investigation found that both explosive devices were carried inside the metro by 22-year-old suicide bomber Akbarzhon Jalilov whose name was announced on April 4 by the Investigative Committee. According to data of preliminary investigation, the terrorist acted alone.
Presumably, receiving instructions from members of Islamic State (ISIS - forbidden organization in the territory of the Russian Federation), Dzhalilov made two SVU, using ammonium nitrate, old automobile fire extinguisher cylinders and steel balls for bearings as knocking elements.
To recall, as a result of terrorist attack in St. Petersburg 14 people died on April 3, 2017. About 50 more passengers were wounded.
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